The victims of the shooting near Rock Hill are “very prominent and well known” in the county and included a doctor, said York County Sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris.
“We were shocked that this type of incident happened in our area of Rock Hill, especially with the number of people involved,” said Faris.
In addition to the five people who were killed, another person was taken to hospital with “serious gunshot wounds,” said Faris, who described the incident as a mass shooting.
The county coroner released the names of the victims, Faris said. CNN has contacted the York County Coroner’s Office.
“It is a very tragic and tragic situation and the family asks you to respect their privacy during this time,” said Faris.
As for the suspect, Faris said: “We have found the person we believe is responsible and we are with them at the moment.”
“That’s all I can say about this suspect,” added the spokesperson.
When asked if the suspect was a neighbor, Faris replied: “He lives on the same road.”