HVAC Tech, father of 3 people killed in mass shootings in SC

Five dead when shooting in Rock Hill (Photo: WBTV)

ROCK HILL, SC (WSOC) – Five people were killed in a mass shooting Wednesday night, 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 declared dead at the scene together with their grandchildren Adah Lesslie (9) and Noah Lesslie (5).

A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, from Gastonia, was found dead in front of the house. Authorities said he was working for Lesslie when he was shot.

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

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