Shooting in the United States: Former NFL player kills five people before committing suicide

Shooting in the United States: Former NFL player kills five people before committing suicide
Shooting in the United States: Former NFL player kills five people before committing suicide
On Thursday morning, the town of Rock Hill, near Charlotte, South Carolina, was the scene of one of his shootings to which the United States is unfortunately accustomed. According to the Associated Press, the author of the shots was former NFL player Philip Adams. He opened fire, killing five people.

Philip Adams reportedly visited the home of Dr Robert Lesslie, 70. After shooting him, the suspect then killed his wife and their two grandchildren, aged 9 and 5. A fifth victim, outside the family, a 38-year-old domestic worker, was also found dead. According to the first elements of the investigation, a sixth person was seriously injured by bullets. Adams then committed suicide with the same weapon.

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“Football ravaged him”

A native of the country, Philip Adams was born in Rock Hill in 1988. In 2010, he was drafted in the 7th round by the San Francisco 49ers. Evolving at the post of safety or cornerback, in defense, Adams remained six years in the NFL. After San Francisco, he played in New England, Seattle, Oakland, with the New York Jets and finally in Atlanta, where he ended his career in 2015. Adams played 78 games, rarely as a starter, before leaving the League in the age of 27.

If the investigation will establish the reasons for his act, the father of Philip Adams, questioned on the local television channel WCNC-TV, believes that his passage in the NFL had changed his son. “He was a good kid, but football ravaged himHe said. According to the Associated Press, Adams was one of the patients of Dr. Lesslie, a much-loved local figure who has been living in Rock Hill for decades.

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