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SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Jerome Simpson #14 of the San Francisco 49ers catches the ball and then is hit by Ricardo Allen #37 (not pictured) of the Atlanta Falcons and then Phillip Adams #20 of the Atlanta Falcons intercepts the ball after Simpson bobbles it at Levi's Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A source briefed on a mass killing in South Carolina says the gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor was former NFL pro Phillip Adams. The source tells AP that Adams shot himself to death early Thursday with a .45 caliber weapon. The source said he was briefed on the investigation, but not authorized to speak publicly. The source said Adams had been treated by Dr. Robert Lesslie, and that his parents lived nearby in Rock Hill. The victims also included Lesslie’s wife Barbara, their grandchildren Adah and Noah, and a man working outside, James Lewis.