US: 2 minors among 5 killed in South Carolina shooting

Suspect caught by police, says York County Sheriff's Office

Beyza Binnur Dönmez   | 08.04.2021
US: 2 minors among 5 killed in South Carolina shooting FILE PHOTO


At least five people, including two children, were killed in a shooting in the state of South Carolina, police said on Thursday.

"Dr. Robert Lesslie & his wife, Barbara Lesslie were both found in the home & died as a result of gunshot wounds, as well as their 2 grandchildren. James Lewis of Gastonia, was working at the home & died from gunshot wounds," the York County Sheriff's Office tweeted about the shooting that occurred Wednesday evening.

Police responded to a report of a shooting involving multiple individuals at 4.45 p.m. (2045GMT), the office said Wednesday, adding that they are searching for a young male which was confirmed to be found later in a nearby house.

While the investigation continues, the office ensured the community that there is no active threat.

The identity of the suspect is yet to be made public.

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