Robert Shook: HVAC technician injured in South Carolina mass capturing dies; dying toll introduced to six

ROCK HILL, SC – A North Carolina air conditioning technician seriously injured in a mass shooting Wednesday night in South Carolina died Saturday afternoon.

AC Tech, a South Carolina company, announced Saturday that Robert Shook, of Gastonia, had died as a result of the shooting.

“It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved employee Robert Shook succumbed to his injuries this afternoon and died from this earthly world,” the company said in an open statement on Saturday evening. “We are all heartbreaking and our attention must be directed to comforting one another and Robert’s family. Please keep his family in your prayers tonight and in the days to come as we all grapple with it.”

Police said former NFL player Phillip Adams had Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, and two of their grandchildren, ages 5 and 9, shot dead in the back of the Lesslies home outside of Rock Hill Town, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson.

The alleged shooter, former NFL player Adams, was found in a nearby home who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a police fight.

Adams played in the NFL from 2010 to 2015 as a defensive player for teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and New York Jets.

Adams last played for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015 and appeared in 13 games, according to NFL.com.

Adams played college football at South Carolina State University. His hometown is listed as Rock Hill on his SCSU bio page, and he attended Rock Hill High School, according to the South Carolina State Athletics.

York County’s coroner office said Friday it was working with Boston University to conduct a brain study to see if Adams had a CTE.

CNN contributed to this report.

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