Phillip Adams, a former professional football player, is suspected of being shot and killed this Wednesday, April 7 five people, including two children, before committing suicide in the US state of South Carolina, the local sheriff announced Thursday. Former San Francisco 49ers player allegedly killed the victims with firearms late in the afternoon in his hometown of Rock Hill, York County, before returning to the family home, where he committed suicide shortly after midnight.
“We still don’t know why it happenedYork County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.None of this makes sense.“The five victims are a 70-year-old doctor, his 69-year-old wife and two of his grandchildren, 9 and 5 yearsas well as a 38-year-old man, an employee of a boiler company who worked outside his home.
“The losses that afflict us are indescribable,” wrote the families in a statement read by Kevin Tolson during the press conference. A sixth person, a second technician present at the scene, was hospitalized, the sheriff said.
“Fucked” by American football
Asked by local television station WCNC, Alonzo Adams, the suspect’s father, said: “I think football screwed up.”. Alonzo Adams told WCNC that his son recently left home to move in with his parents.
Phillip Adams, a former college athlete, had seen his professional career marked by injuries, including concussions. He had played for the 49ers, as well as the New England Patriots and New York Jets, among others, before ending his career in 2015 with the Atlanta Falcons.