UPDATE 2-Former NFL player kills 5, self, in South Carolina shooting

(Officially confirms identity of suspect)

April 8 (Reuters) - Former professional football player Phillip Adams fatally shot a prominent South Carolina doctor, his wife, two grandchildren and another man before taking his own life at his home a short distance away, authorities said on Thursday.

Adams, 32, who left the National Football League six years ago, was found dead in a nearby house hours after the killings of five people on Wednesday at the home of Dr. Robert Lesslie in suburban Rock Hill, South Carolina, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson told reporters. (Reporting by Peter Szekely in New York; additional reporting by Amy Tennery; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

04/08/2021 18:34

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