A sixth particular person has died after being shot by a former NFL participant at a South Carolina dwelling final Wednesday.
Robert Shook, a 38-year-old air con technician, was shot within the driveway of the Rock Hill, South Carolina, dwelling the place he had been working, the York county sheriff mentioned. He died from his wounds on Saturday.
The gunman, whom officers recognized as 32-year-old Phillip Adams opened hearth on the dwelling of native physician Robert Lesslie, killing Lesslie, 70, his spouse Barbara Lesslie, 69, two of their grandchildren, nine-year-old Adah Lesslie and five-year-old Noah Lesslie, and James Lewis, 38, one other air con technician, the county sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
“We’re all coronary heart damaged,” the boys’s employer GSM Companies posted on Fb on Saturday.
Adams, who left the NFL greater than 5 years in the past, killed himself at his dwelling a brief distance from the homicide scene. Investigators haven’t recognized a motive for the shootings.
“We have now in all probability extra questions than you do proper now,” York county sheriff Kevin Tolson informed reporters on Thursday. There was no indication that Adams had any relationship with Lesslie or his household, Tolson mentioned.
The gunman’s father, Alonzo Adams, instructed the taking pictures outburst was the results of accidents his son sustained throughout his soccer profession, during which he performed as a defensive again with 5 groups, ending with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.
“I feel the soccer messed him up,” he informed WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Phillip Adams’s mind is now being examined for attainable degenerative illness that has been proven to trigger violent temper swings and different cognitive problems in some athletes and members of the army. With the Oakland Raiders, he had two concussions over three video games in 2012.
Whether or not he suffered long-lasting concussion-related accidents wasn’t instantly clear. Adams wouldn’t have been eligible for testing as a part of a broad settlement between the league and former gamers over such accidents, as a result of he hadn’t retired by 2014.
Requested to remark, an NFL spokesman mentioned, “Our hearts exit to the households and mates of the victims of this devastating tragedy.”