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NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself

SC MASS SHOOT 2

UPDATE: COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A source briefed on a mass killing in South Carolina says the gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor was former NFL player Phillip Adams. The source tells AP that Adams shot himself to death early Thursday with a .45 caliber weapon. The source said he was briefed on the investigation, but was not authorized to speak publicly. The source said Adams had been treated by Dr. Robert Lesslie, and that his parents lived nearby in Rock Hill. The victims also included Lesslie's wife Barbara, their grandchildren Adah and Noah, and a man working outside, James Lewis.


ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has been found after an hours-long search for the attacker in a South Carolina shooting Wednesday evening that left five people, including two children and a prominent doctor, dead.

The York County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was found in a nearby home.

Details on the suspect’s apprehension weren’t immediately released.

The York County coroner’s office says 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his wife 69-year-old Barbara Lesslie were pronounced dead at the scene along with their grandchildren 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie.

A fifth victim, 38-year-old James Lewis was found dead outside the home.

The investigation is ongoing.

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