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What we know about the mass shooting in York County, South Carolina

April 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A South Carolina community is reeling after a former NFL player killed five people -- including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two young grandchildren -- before killing himself, authorities said.

(CNN)A South Carolina community is reeling after a former NFL player killed five people -- including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two young grandchildren -- before killing himself, authorities said.

Officers responding to a 911 call found Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara and two of their grandchildren, ages 5 and 9, dead in the back of the Lesslies' house outside the city of Rock Hill, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said at a news conference Thursday.

The suspected shooter, former NFL player Phillip Adams, was found in a house nearby, dead from a self-inflicted gun wound after a standoff with police, the York County coroner's office said.

There's no evidence that Adams had been Lesslie's patient, Tolson said

Adams was staying with his parents about a quarter of a mile away from the Lesslie home, Tolson said.

Rock Hill lost a "pillar in the community," Tolson said of Lesslie.

James Lewis, the air conditioning technician, was a single father of three children, according to CNN affiliate WSOC, which spoke to Lewis' parents, Tom Lewis and Linda Tucker.

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