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Robert Shook was the sixth person who has died following a shooting earlier this week at the hands of a former NFL player who also killed four South Carolina family members, local officials said Saturday.
Shook was an air conditioning technician from Cherryville, North Carolina, has died from injuries sustained in the Wednesday shooting while was working at the home, according to York County Coroner Sabrina Gast.
He was 38 years old.
South Carolina Shooting
Authorities say Phillip Adams killed Rock Hill physician Robert Lesslie; his wife, Barbara; two of their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie; and another air conditioning technician, James Lewis, who had been working with Shook at the Lesslie home.
Adams later shot himself to death. His brain is now being examined for a possible degenerative disease that has been shown to cause violent mood swings and other cognitive disorders in some athletes and military members.
Adams, 32, played in 78 NFL games over six seasons for six teams. He joined the 49ers in 2010 as a seventh-round draft pick out of South Carolina State, and though he rarely started, he went on to play for New England, Seattle, Oakland, and the New York Jets before finishing his career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.
As a rookie, Adams suffered a severe ankle injury and never played for the 49ers again. Later, with the Raiders, he had two concussions over three games in 2012.
Robert Shook Died
A North Carolina man who initially survived a mass shooting in rural York County, South Carolina, on Wednesday has now died, becoming the sixth person killed by a gunman who later took his own life.
GSM Services, the HVAC company that employed Robert Shook, announced his death Saturday night. The York County Coroner’s office also confirmed Shook’s death in a statement.
“It is with much sadness that we announce that late this afternoon our beloved co-worker, Robert Shook, succumbed to his injuries and passed from this earthly world. We are all heartbroken and our attention must turn to comfort each other and Robert’s family,” the company’s owners, Joel and Steven Long, said in an announcement.
The announcement added: “Please keep his family in your prayers tonight and in the coming days as we all face this together.”
His family and co-workers at GSM asked for the community to pray for Shook’s recovery Friday.
Heather Thompson, who spoke on Friday on behalf of Shook’s family, described her cousin as “Superman.” Shook, like Lewis, was 38 years old, and both men had three children.
“He loves his kids,” Thompson said Friday. “He walks this earth and puts those work boots on every day for those three kids of his and his wife.”
Dr. Lesslie was a beloved physician in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, community, a city of about 75,000 people. He worked in the local hospital’s emergency room for decades and started two area urgent care centers.
The Lesslie family released a statement through the local sheriff’s office describing their grief and calling for prayers for all involved, including the suspect’s family.
“We are truly in the midst of the unimaginable,” the Lesslie family said in a statement. “The losses we are suffering cannot be uttered at this time.
While we know there are no answers that will satisfy the question ‘why,’ we are sure of one thing: We do not grieve as those without hope. Our hope is found in the promise of Jesus Christ. To that end, our hearts are bent toward forgiveness and peace.”