Who was Robert Lesslie?
Dr. Robert Lesslie was the founder and medical director of Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care, based in York, Lancaster and Chester counties. Mr. Lesslie was one of the victims who died in the shooting that happened in Rock Hill. His wife and two grandchildren were also shot dead.
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
Dr. Robert Lesslie Biography
Dr. Lesslie’s biography page said he “received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and continued his training in Greenville, South Carolina and in Charlotte, North Carolina where he was chief resident at Charlotte Memorial Hospital.”
Channel 9 spoke to many people on Thursday who knew the Lesslie’s, including longtime friend Manning Kimmel.
“He was an old-fashioned kind of doctor who was brilliant,” Kimmel said. “He wanted to spend a lot of time with his patients, he wanted to get to know them. He would spend the kind of time that you don’t see a whole lot of today because of the medical world we’re all living in.
Dr. Robert Lesslie Wife
His biography page also indicates that he and his wife Barbara Lesslie raised four children and had five grandchildren. Dr. Lesslie and his wife, Barbara, had been married 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.
Dr. Robert Lesslie Wikipedia
On Thursday, Winthrop University President George Hynd tweeted that Lesslie, for more than 25 years, was the school’s supervising physician/medical director.
Dr. Lesslie wrote at least a dozen books, including “Angels in the ER,” a collection of stories from his 25 years as an emergency room doctor. His latest book, “Angels in the ER: Volume 2,” was set to be published in August.
Dr. Robert Lesslie Rock Hill
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
Dr. Robert 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.