Report: Former NFL Player Phillip Adams Kills 5, Then Himself After Mass Shooting In South Carolina

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The suspect who shot six people in Rock, Hill, South Carolina, on Wednesday, killing five, before later killing himself has been identified as former NFL player Phillip Adams, 33, according to the Associated Press who spoke with an anonymous source.

On Wednesday Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with their two grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, the York County coroner’s office said.

Other fatalities included a man who was hired to work at the home, a 38-year-old named James Lewis, 38. Police discovered Lewis’ body outside of the Lesslie’s home, while a sixth person was hospitalized with “serious gunshot wounds.”

The source, who requested to remain anonymous said that Adams, was being treated by Lesslie who lived near Adams’ parents. The source also stated that Adams killed himself after midnight on Thursday with a .45-caliber weapon.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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