Who was Barbara Lesslie?
Barbara Lesslie was the wife of Dr. Robert Lesslie, the founder, and medical director of Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care, based in York, Lancaster and Chester counties. Ms. Lesslie was one of the victims who died in the shooting that happened in Rock Hill. Her husband and two grandchildren were also shot.
Barbara Lesslie, Robert Lesslie, Noah Lesslie and Adah Lesslie are four of the five victims in the mass shooting in South Carolina. A sixth person is getting treatment for serious injuries. The gunman, Phillip Adams, who is black, killed himself before he was apprehended. pic.twitter.com/9NU4SWh3X3
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 8, 2021
Robert and Barbara Lesslie
Barbara had been married to Robert for over 35 years and shared four children: Lori, Amy, Robbie, and Jeffrey, and had five grandchildren. He was an active member of his home church in Rock Hill where he served as an elder, and he and his wife, Barbara, taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir.
They were also involved with an outreach program for disabled/handicapped individuals, Camp Joy, where Dr. Lesslie served as the camp physician for a week each summer. His biography page also indicates that he and his wife Barbara Lesslie raised four children and had five grandchildren.
How old was Barbara Lesslie?
Barbara Lesslie was 69 years old at the time of death.
Barbara Lesslie Rock Hill SC
Former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams shot and killed five people on Wednesday afternoon in Rock Hill, S.C., before turning a gun on himself and committing suicide early this morning, according to the Associated Press, who cited a source familiar with the investigation.
BREAKING: The former NFL pro Phillip Adams has been named as the suspect in a shooting in York County, South Carolina, that left Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife, and two of their young grandchildren dead https://t.co/ybYLQaKNU0
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 8, 2021
Barbara Lesslie South Carolina
The Sheriff’s Office has not publicly confirmed that Phillip Adams was the gunman in the shootings. But Adams’ father, Alonzo, told WCNC-TV in Charlotte that his son is the suspect and that his son was found dead after a standoff with police. The station is also reporting that Lewis and the unidentified individual who remains hospitalized were employees of GSM Services, an HVAC company based in Gastonia, N.C.
The pair were reportedly working at the Lesslie home at the time of the shooting.
Dr. Robert Lesslie & His Wife, Barbara Lesslie
The shooting happened around 5 pm near Marshall Road.
The victims include Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70; his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69; as well as grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5. Another individual, James Lewis, 38, was shot outside the Lesslie’s home, and a sixth person has been hospitalized under “serious gunshot wounds.”
A fifth victim was identified as James Lewis, 38, who was working at the house when he was shot, according to the York County coroner’s office. A sixth person was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries from the gunshot wounds.
The suspected gunman was found at a nearby house after a huge search operation that lasted hours. He had killed himself with a .45-caliber weapon.