Monday, July 5th, 2021
Perpetrator drove the truck onto the green
Professional golfer shot on course in Atlanta
The golf world mourns Gene Siller: An as yet unidentified man shot the 41-year-old on Saturday on a course in Atlanta. The motive is still unclear. The manhunt is ongoing.
In the United States, a professional golfer was shot dead on a golf course in north Atlanta, Georgia. Gene Siller, 41, was found at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw at hole 10 with a gunshot wound to the head, Cobb County police said. Siller was pronounced dead on site.
According to information from the local TV station WXIA, the shooter drove onto the green in a white Dodge pickup truck on Saturday at around 2:20 p.m. local time. The local newspaper “Journal-Constitution” reports that the unidentified man got stuck there. When Siller wanted to see what had happened, the man opened fire from the car. The professional golfer was reportedly employed in a high-ranking position at the golf club.
The police found the car at the scene. According to a spokeswoman, there were two other bodies on the loading area, also with gunshot wounds. One of the two dead is said to have been the owner of the car. The third fatality has not yet been identified, according to the police. The shooter is on the run. His identity and the possible motive are still unclear.
The golf course is adjacent to the University of Kennesaw State. The facility’s security service sent out a warning to all students on Saturday.
“Our hearts are broken after the mindless murder that killed Gene Siller at Pinetree Country Club, Georgia,” said Jim Richerson, president of the PGA of America. Siller leaves behind a wife and two children aged six and seven.