Former NFL star Phillip Adams took his own life after killing five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren, police said.
Police have yet to establish the motive for the mass shooting in South Carolina on Wednesday.
“There is nothing right now that doesn’t make sense to any of us,” York County Sheriff Kevil Tolson said during a media briefing.
Dr Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with their grandchildren, Adah Lesslie, nine, and Noah Lesslie, five, the coroner’s office said. York County.
James Lewis, 38, of Gaston, was working on the property and was found shot dead outside, while an unidentified sixth person was taken to hospital with “serious gunshot wounds”.
Adams played for six teams, including the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots between 2010 and 2015.