A gunman killed five people including a prominent doctor and his grandchildren in South Carolina Wednesday, prompting an hourslong search that led to a suspect in a nearby home, the York County Sheriff's Office said. A source who was briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press the gunman was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday.
The source, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly, said the gunman's parents live near the doctor's home in Rock Hill, and that he had been treated by the doctor. The source said the gunman killed himself after midnight with a .45-caliber weapon. The York County Sheriff's Office said they had searched for hours before finding the suspect in a nearby home. The sheriff's office planned to hold a press conference on the shooting Thursday afternoon.