A mass shooting in North Carolina has left a renowned family doctor dead along with five family members.

Dr Robert Lesslie was well known in the Rock Hill, South Carolina area for emergency medicine and ER work.

The alleged gunman is pro NFL player Phillip Adams who supposedly killed Lesslie, his wife and grandkids before killing himself.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, said Adams’ parents live near the doctor’s home in Rock Hill, and that he had been treated by the doctor.

The source also said Phillips killed himself after midnight with a .45 caliber weapon.

The York County coroner’s office said Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5.

York County Sheriff spokesman Trent Faris said the suspect “lives on the same road” and according to a tweet, he was found “in a nearby house.”

The sheriff’s office said: “There is no active threat to the community. Detectives are still in the area serving a search warrant & investigating this tragic event.

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    WHAT HAPPENED TO PHILLIP ADAMS?

    The 32-year-old former NFL cornerback reportedly killed himself after midnight Thursday, April 8, with a .45 caliber weapon.

    The York County Sheriff's Office said earlier that they searched for the suspect before finding him at a home close by.

    Officials said they were called to the area around 4.45pm to the doctor's home in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

    The scene at Rock Hill, South CarolinaCredit: WSOC

     

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    DID PHILLIP ADAMS KNOW DR. ROBERT LESSLIE?

    The Associated Press reported, citing sources, that Phillip Adams was being treated by the prominent Dr. Robert Lesslie.

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

    A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was found dead outside. Authorities said he had been working at the home when he was shot.

    Adams' parents reportedly lived near the doctor's home in Rock Hill.

    Dr. Robert Lesslie was killedCredit: robertlesslie.com

     

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    WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT PHILLIP ADAMS

    Phillip Adams played in the NFL but his football career included a number of injuries including a broken ankle and concussions.

    Adams played football for South Carolina State before he played in the NFL.

    He played for the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and New York Jets.

    Adams got his start in the NFL after getting drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

    The athlete attended South Carolina University and also played football while there.

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    WHO IS PHILLIP ADAMS?

    The Associated Press reported, citing sources, that the man who allegedly killed a prominent South Carolina doctor and four others was former NFL player Phillip Adams.

    Phillip Adams previously played for NFL teams such as the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.

    Phillip Adams, 32, was a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ersCredit: Associated PRess

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