South Carolina: Adams killed five people and then took his life

The gunman who killed five people, including a prominent South Carolina doctor his wife and their two grandchildren, before later killing himself. He is former football player Phillip Adams. A source, who spoke to AP on condition of anonymity, said the parents of the former National Football League (NLF) professional live near the home of the doctor killed. Adams had been treated by Lesslie previously. 

“I think there’s been a bad shooting,” a different man said in a second 911 call, saying he was outside cutting his grass and heard “about 20” shots fired at the Lesslie home before seeing someone leave the house.

Adams, 33, played as a defensive back for several NFL teams including the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons after serving in college for South Carolina State. He went on to play for New England,  Oakland and the New York Jets before finishing his career with the Falcons in 2015. 

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