- A prominent NFL player in the United States, Phillip Adams, has shot five people dead; a doctor, his wife, two of their grandchildren and one other person
- After killing the five, Adams went on to kill himself after allegedly being surrounded by police operatives
- The late sportsman was said to have been treated by the doctor before the ugly multiple shooting incidents
Phillip Adams, 32, a former prominent player in the National Football League (NFL), a professional American football league, shot five people dead in South Carolina before committing suicide.
WHBL, a popular radio station in the US stated this on its website on Thursday, April 8, citing multiple reports.
It cited The Herald of Rock Hill as listing the names of those killed by Adams thus:
1. Dr Robert Lesslie (70)
2. Barbara ( Dr Lesslie's wife, 69)
3. Adah (their grandchild, 9)
4. Noah (their grandchild, 5)
5. James Lewis (38)
The victims were allegedly killed on Wednesday, April 7, in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Police operatives reportedly tracked Adams to a home near the shooting site, where law enforcement officials said Adams is believed to have killed himself once police had him surrounded.
It was gathered that Adams had been treated by the deceased doctor prior to the shooting incident.
According to Sky Sports, the police have not yet established a motive for the mass shooting.
Adams played in 78 career games in the NFL with many clubs.
In another report, Ghanaian football fraternities were thrown into deep mourning following the untimely death of young 15-year-old footballer Linus Issahaku who died after sustaining a head injury.
According to the information released by respected Sports Reporter Saddick Adams, he claimed that the deceased suffered a head injury while playing for second division side Catholic Stars FC.
Adams added that the player was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention and all efforts to save him were futile as he eventually died.
Similarly, the shocking death of former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade in September 2020 threw Nigeria into deep mourning.
The 48-year-old who was known for his superb defending skills during his active playing time in the Super Eagles died in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Friday night, September 4.
The former Shooting Stars of Ibadan captain suffered cardiac arrest and was rushed to the University College Hospital where he died.