Former NFL Player Phillip Adams Killed 5 People in South Carolina Before Killing Himself

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SJ - April 8, 2021

Former NFL player Phillip Adams was found dead early Thursday morning after entering a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina on Wednesday afternoon and shooting six people.  Five of the six people shot, including two kids, were killed.

Adams is believed to have shot himself after the massacre on Wednesday.  According to several reports Adams was once treated by the doctor who lived at the home.

From TMZ Sports:

Officials believe 32-year-old Adams -- a 7th-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft -- stormed a home in Rock Hill, SC on Wednesday afternoon and shot 5 people to death.

The victims have been identified as 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie, his 69-year-old wife, Barbara Lesslie -- and their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie.

A 5th victim, 38-year-old James Lewis, was working at the home when the gunman opened fire, killing him.

A 6th person was shot -- but that person survived and is being treated at a nearby hospital.

A furious manhunt was underway for the gunman.

But, the case took another dark twist on Thursday morning ... when sources say officials found the body of Phillip Adams, who appeared to have taken his own life around midnight Thursday morning, by way of gunshot.

It takes someone hitting a low that is hard to comprehend to shoot kids.  This is incredibly sad for all involved....

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