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Former NFL Player Phillip Adams Commits Suicide after Murdering Five People

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Former NFL player Phillip Adams shot dead five people, including two minors, in South Carolina on Wednesday and then committed suicide on early Thursday, local media reported.

The sheriff’s office of York County (South Carolina), quoted by the media, reported that the suspect’s body was found at his parents’ home, near the site of the shooting.

Adams’ alleged victims were a married couple, their two grandchildren, ages 9 and 5, and a man who worked at their home, the sheriff’s office said on Twitter.

A sixth person was hospitalized with “serious injuries,” authorities said.

Adams played college soccer for the South Carolina State Bulldogs and was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He also played for the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, and Atlanta Falcons.

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