2021 Rock Hill shooting

mass-shooting in Rock Hill, South Carolina

On April 7, 2021, six people, including two children, were shot at a house in Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States. Phillip Adams, a former National Football League player, was named as the perpetrator.[3][4] Five of the shooting victims died, while a sixth is hospitalized in critical condition[5] with serious gunshot wounds.[4]

2021 Rock Hill shooting
Part of mass shootings in the United States
Main Street (Rock Hill, SC).jpg
Rock Hill, the location of the shooting, pictured in 2018
LocationRock Hill, South Carolina, U.S.
DateApril 7, 2021 (2021-04-07)
4:45 p.m. EDT (20:45 UTC)
Attack type
Mass shooting, murder–suicide
Weapon.45-caliber handgun[1]
9 mm handgun[2]
Deaths5[nb 1]
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorPhillip Adams

On April 8, 2021, the York County Sheriff's Office said in a press conference that the perpetrator was Adams.[6] Adams later shot himself before he could be arrested.[1][7]


  1. Not including the shooter, who killed himself a day later at a different location


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kinnard, Meg. "AP source: NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself". AP. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  2. Liu, Michelle; Kinnard, Meg (April 8, 2021). "Former 49ers player Phillip Adams kills 5, then himself, sheriff says". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  3. "South Carolina mass shooting: Former NFL pro killed 5, then himself, sources say". WSOC TV. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "NFL pro Phillip Adams kills five, then himself". CNBC. April 8, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  5. Dys, Andrew (April 7, 2021). "Rock Hill doctor, wife, grandchildren, worker killed in York County mass shooting". The Herald. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  6. "Father of York County mass shooting suspect says son killed 5 others, then himself". wcnc.com. 8 April 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  7. Crump, James; Zoellner, Danielle (April 8, 2021). "Ex-NFL player reported as gunman who killed renowned doctor and grandchildren". The Independent. Retrieved April 8, 2021.