HVAC tech, father of 3 killed in SC mass shooting

Five dead in Rock Hill shooting (Picture: WBTV)

ROCK HILL, SC (WSOC) – A mass shooting on Wednesday night killed five people, including a prominent York County doctor, his wife, two of their grandchildren and an HVAC technician from Gastonia.

The York County coroner’s office said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead on the spot, along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5.

A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, from Gastonia, was found dead outside the home. Authorities said he had been working in de Lesslie’s house when he was shot.

A sixth victim, Robert Shook, 38, of Cherryville, North Carolina, was flown to a hospital in Charlotte, where he was in critical condition “fighting hard for his life,” said a cousin, Heather Smith Thompson.

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