Shooting in South Carolina: a sixth person dies after massacre inside a house

Shooting in South Carolina: a sixth person dies after massacre inside a house

Three days after the shooting in which five people were killed in a South Carolina residence apparently at the hands of a former football player, a sixth person died from the severity of his injuries.

The suspect was identified as Phillip Adams, a former NFL player who lived near the family. Adams was found dead and shot to the head inside his parents’ home. Authorities believe he took his own life.

Renowned Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with their grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5.

James Lewis, an employee who was working on the home, also died from gunshot wounds. And this Saturday Robert Shook passed away, also a worker in an air conditioning company who leaves three orphans.

Shook was shot six times Wednesday when former NFL player Phillip Adams is believed to have shot everyone in the home at the time.

Despite his serious injuries, Shook managed to call his supervisors before losing consciousness, according to local media. His supervisors called rescuers and Shook was airlifted to a hospital, where he died on Saturday.

Adams later died of apparent suicide, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect could face capital punishment and knew the victims, according to authorities.

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