Monday, July 5th, 2021
Professional players among the victims
Three dead discovered on US golf course
Three bodies with gunshot wounds were discovered on a golf course in Georgia over the weekend. Among them is a golf professional. The police are still in the dark during their investigations.
Georgia police found three bodies on a golf course – one of the victims is a well-known professional golfer. The incident had already occurred on Saturday in Kennesaw at the Pinetree Country Club, as the Cobb County police said. The officers found 41-year-old professional golfer Eugene “Gene” Siller with a gunshot wound to his head. He was pronounced dead on site.
The bodies of two other people were discovered in a pick-up truck in the immediate vicinity – they too had gunshot wounds. One of the two victims is said to have been the owner of the truck.
The local newspaper “The Atlanta Journal-Constitution” reported that the shooter (s) had not yet been identified and was on the run, citing the police. As a result, the investigators are looking for a suspect. The man is described as about six feet tall and with long hair. He is said to have worn dark work trousers and a light shirt.
The background to the incident is still unclear – the police did not provide any information. Media reports, citing witnesses, that the truck drove onto the golf course and got stuck. Golfer Siller, who was also an employee of the club, wanted to see what had happened. He was shot in the process.
The President of the US Golf Association PGA, Jim Richerson, was “heartbroken over the senseless murder” of Gene Siller. “The PGA sends its thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences to his family, club, and the Georgia PGA community,” Richerson tweeted.
Siller leaves behind a wife and two sons aged six and seven. To support the bereaved, friends of the family have started a donation campaign.