Pro golfer Gene Siller was found dead at a country club in the north of Atlanta and police are looking for the person.
Cobb County police responded to a report of the person shot around 2:15 pm and when they rushed to the crime scene, they found Siller unresponsive on the green of the 10th hole of Pinetree country club in Kennesaw, according to the news release from the police department of the area.
The news statement released by the police department stated that Siller was also an employee of the club and was found unresponsive at the scene and was pronounced dead due to an “apparent gunshot wound to the head.”
According to the reports, the suspected killer drove to a white Ram 3500 pickup truck and shot Siller when he went there to find out what was going on. The suspect fled the crime scene by the time police arrived.
Upon further investigation, two deceased males were discovered from the pickup truck and both suffered from gunshot wounds. The truck was discovered at the green and two more bodies were found in the back of the truck.
One of the victims was identified as the registered owner of the Ram 3500, Paul Pierson but the other one remains unidentified up till now.
The 41-year-old gene Siller is survived by a wife and two children aged 6 and 7.
As soon as the news made it to social media, condolences and commendation started to pour in.
Jim Richerson, President of PGA of America released a statement: “We are truly heartbroken to hear about the senseless murder that took place at the Pine Tree Country Club in Georgia that took the like of PGA member Gene Siller. PGA of America sends our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy to his family, club, and the Georgia PGA, its condolences on the untimely demise of Siller.”
The Georgia golf association also tweeted, “All of us at GSGA are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred earlier today at Pinetree CC. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene Siller’s family and friends.”
The students and staff of Kennesaw State University were alarmed and sent an alert to remain cautious after the incident from the University’s emergency management Twitter account as the university campus is right next to the country club, while the suspect remains at large and has not been identified yet.
Siller used to compete regularly at Georgia’s PGA section golfing tournaments since 2007. He had also served as the director of golf and head golf pro at the Summit Chase country club.
The Cobb County Police department is searching for the suspect as the investigation continues regarding the fatal shooting incident.