Sixth victim dies in Phillip Adams mass shooting

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A sixth person shot by former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams has died.

Via WRAL-TV, Robert Shook has died due to injuries suffered on Wednesday, when Adams shot Shook and five others in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Shook and James Lewis were HVAC workers who happened to be at the home of Dr. Robert Lesslie when the shootings occurred. Lewis died at the scene, along with Dr. Lesslie, his wife, and two grandchildren. Shook passed Saturday in a Charlotte hospital.

Ralph Norman, a member of Congress from South Carolina, said that Dr. Lesslie had stopped giving Adams medication.

Adams’ father has said that “football messed him up.” The brain of Phillip Adams will be tested for CTE.

Adams, a seventh-round draft pick in 2010, played in the NFL through 2015.

23 responses to “Sixth victim dies in Phillip Adams mass shooting

  1. It is amazing at how something so horrible is pretty much ignored by the media. I wonder why?

  2. Don’t blame this on Football! Adam’s pulled the tigger and murdered 6 people. I bet pain pills and addiction caused him to go on a shooting spree. CTE is no excuse…

  3. itsouryear says:
    April 11, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    It is amazing at how something so horrible is pretty much ignored by the media. I wonder why?

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    Because we as America have normalized mass shootings. Unless there are children involved (schools), a potential element of racism, or on the higher end of the body-count, it’s just another story at this point. A lot of shootings where three or four people die don’t make national media anymore. Out of the 323 mass shootings that took place in 2018, 29 of them are where four or more people died including Pittsburgh Synagogue, Thousand Oaks, and Parkland. Only those three got major attention, heck the Sante Fe highschool shooting happened a few months after Parkland and it literally came in went in the attention of Americans nationally.

    We have normalized it. Just a sad fact.

  4. “CTE is no excuse…”

    Actually, CTE is a GREAT excuse. People with CTE literally have damaged brains. The symptoms include aggressiveness, impulsive behavior, emotional instability..among other things.

  5. “Don’t blame this on Football! Adam’s pulled the tigger and murdered 6 people. I bet pain pills and addiction caused him to go on a shooting spree. CTE is no excuse…”

    So you’re not going to to blame it on CTE from football, but you’re more than willing to blame it on a pain pill addiction, which would undoubtedly stem from football. That’s some excellent logic that you’re working with.

  6. Still waiting for Lebron James to comment on this. He chimes in on everything else, why is he ignoring this? Of course we all know why.

  7. orivar says:
    April 11, 2021 at 4:42 pm
    itsouryear says:
    April 11, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    It is amazing at how something so horrible is pretty much ignored by the media. I wonder why?

    —–

    Because we as America have normalized mass shootings. Unless there are children involved (schools), a potential element of racism, or on the higher end of the body-count, it’s just another story at this point. A lot of shootings where three or four people die don’t make national media anymore. Out of the 323 mass shootings that took place in 2018, 29 of them are where four or more people died including Pittsburgh Synagogue, Thousand Oaks, and Parkland. Only those three got major attention, heck the Sante Fe highschool shooting happened a few months after Parkland and it literally came in went in the attention of Americans nationally.

    We have normalized it. Just a sad fact.
    _____________________

    You are correct, and the sad thing is that is exactly the way the gun advocates want it. They are more than willing to accept a certain number of deaths to preserve their “rights”. I have even seen gun advocates argue that the victims of gun violence are equivalent of soldiers dying to preserve our way of life.

    The troubling truth is that the gun advocates don’t care about human life. They don’t even pretend to. All they are concerned about is preserving their perverted perception of the 2nd Amendment.

  8. hockriel
    “Read up” on how 60 million other people take “pain pills” and don’t pre-meditatively murder 6 people.

  9. Dear Gibson,
    Please get off your unsubstantiated soap-box.
    The fact is that about FOUR times as many people are killed yearly by Knives and sharp instruments than with rifles or shotguns.
    And if you drop your “mass killings” to below 5, then the statistics point DIRECTLY at Gang violence as the Most prolific killers.
    Fact is “assault weapons” are not any kind of significant threat.
    Violent, criminal, drug business, and street gangs are the ones with no value on human life. Not gun toting Conservative white guys, as you seem to imagine.

    Oh yeah, I forgot… I’m sure you “value” unborn human life really highly too, huh?

  10. Wow some people are just clueless, how they get up and get dressed in the morning amazes me.

  11. The troubling truth is that the gun advocates don’t care about human life.

    ———————————

    If an illegal immigrant commits a heinous crime you guys take the “not all of them are bad, it’s just a few isolated cases” stance. Well that’s the way us gun advocates think.

  12. How come we don’t hear anything racially motivated in this case? If a white ex football player went on a shooting spree and killed six black people, it would be all over the news as racially motivated. This is what is wrong with this world.

  13. Let’s also not ignore that Adams killed two white kids in this shooting. That will get ignored as usual.

  14. ^^totally agree, the msm drools over white related content while letting the other stuff drift after a few hours at most.

  15. A Black man killed a white family. If it was the other way around, the media would be in a frenzy!

  16. I asked the question as to why the media has for the most part ignores this story. The answer is simple. The shooter doesn’t fit the media’s narrative.

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