Another shooting in the United States, this time in South Carolina, where five people were killed in a house, including two children. The victims are Robert and Babara Lesslie, aged 70 to 69, along with their grandchildren and a 39-year-old man who worked in their home. Police made it known on Twitter that they are looking for a suspect “a young African American man wearing a hoodie and military style pants.”
A sixth person was injured in the shooting and his condition is described as serious. Authorities, who searched the area with helicopters and drones, disclosed that they had captured a suspect, but no further details were given yet. Specifying that there is not believed to be any more danger to the community, authorities have made it known that they will give more information as soon as possible. The attack is the latest in a series of shootings in the U.S. that have reignited the gun control debate, and today Joe Biden is expected to announce six executive actions to control gun sales.
The gunman who killed five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife, their two grandchildren and a worker, was a former NFL pro Phillip Adams, the Associated Press reports. Adams killed himself early Thursday, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation. 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 said Phillips killed himself after midnight with a .45 caliber weapon.