Former NFL player Phillip Adams is reportedly the gunman responsible for a brutal Wednesday massacre in South Carolina.
According to the Associated Press, Adams is believed to be the gunman in the slaying of five people in the Rock Hill area of South Carolina, including two children. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Adams reportedly committed suicide at some point after midnight early Thursday morning, according to the same report.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Source tells AP: Gunman in South Carolina killing of doctor and 4 others was former NFL pro Phillip Adams, who also killed himself
— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) April 8, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Source tells AP: Gunman in killing of doctor and 4 others was former NFL pro Phillip Adams, who also killed himself.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) April 8, 2021
Doctor Robert Lesslie, his wife Leslie, their two grandchildren and James Lewis were all murdered Wednesday, and police located a sixth individual with “serious gunshot wounds,” according to the original report from the AP.
Adams had reportedly been a patient of Dr. Lesslie.
The gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina was former NFL pro Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation. https://t.co/cYiapbWkoc
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) April 8, 2021
What an absolutely tragic situation for the family of Dr. Lesslie and James Lewis. They were living their lives, and were struck down in a horribly violent and graphic fashion.
Now, Adams, who played several seasons after being drafted by the 49ers, has been identified as the suspected gunman and his own life met a violent end early Thursday morning.
Keep checking back for more information on this developing situation as we have it.