Crime South Carolina shooting leaves five dead, including prominent local doctor and two children
Police working to determine motive in Phillip Adams' shooting spree that left 5 dead in South Carolina: What we know
Police are investigating for possible motive, and autopsy reports are pending days after Wednesday's shooting spree in South Carolina.A fifth person working at the family's home was also found dead, and a sixth person was injured.
Five people are dead, including two children, after what police called a "case of a mass shooting" Wednesday evening at a home in York County, South Carolina.
Policein a nearby house after an hourslong search. A sixth person was injured and taken to a local hospital for serious gunshot wounds, York County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Trent Faris said in a .
A doctor, his wife and their two young grandchildren were found in the home and died as a result of gunshot wounds, according to afrom the York County Sheriff's Office. Police haven't released information regarding the suspect.
Shooting suspect Phillip Adams played college football at South Carolina State
Adams played in 42 games during his four-year career for the Bulldogs and was part of the back-to-back MEAC titles the team won in 2008 and 2009. From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day. Adams had a total of five touchdowns, nine interceptions and 108 tackles in his time as a defensive back and punt returner. In his junior season, he led the conference with five interceptions. In his final year with South Carolina State, he was a first-team All-MEAC pick and played in the 2009 HBCU Bowl before he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, and their grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the York County coroner's office. James Lewis, 38, was found dead outside. Lewis was working at the home at the time,.
Police said a suspect was "found in a nearby house," in a tweet just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday and added, "There is no active threat to the community."
Faris said officers were called to the scene around 4:45 p.m. He said Dr. Lesslie, a prominent doctor in the area, was his own doctor growing up.
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"Dr. Lesslie has been one of those people that everybody knows," he said. "He started Riverview Medical Center in Rock Hill and it has been a staple in Rock Hill for years."
Lesslie practiced in the area since 1981 and founded Riverview House Calls & Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care, according to. He and his wife have four children and eight grandchildren, according to a website bio. They lived in Rock Hill, South Carolina with their golden retriever, several miniature horses, goats, donkeys and chickens. He enjoyed golfing and bagpiping.
"It doesn't happen here," Faris said at the press conference. "It's one of those strange things that a lot of people are going to have a hard time understanding."
Contributing: The Associated Press
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