Golf pro, 2 others fatally shot at Atlanta-area country club

Published: Jul. 4, 2021 at 3:25 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2021 at 1:34 AM EDT
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KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - AP UPDATE: Authorities say a professional golfer and two other men were killed in a shooting at an Atlanta-area country club and the suspect is still at large.

Cobb County Police Officer Shenise Barner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that officers found an unresponsive man with an apparent gunshot wound to the head Saturday afternoon at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw. The department identified him as country club employee and golfer Eugene Siller.

Police say two other dead men were discovered in the bed of a white pickup truck that was on the green. Both had apparent gunshot wounds. One was identified as Paul Pierson and the other has not yet been identified.

WTOC UPDATE: The victim has been identified as golf professional Gene Siller, according to a tweet from the Georgia State Golf Association.

A shooting at an Atlanta-area country club has left one man dead as authorities search for his killer. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the slaying occurred Saturday afternoon at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw.

Authorities did not immediately identify the victim or release additional details about the shooting. But footage from WAGA-TV showed a white pickup truck stuck on a hill in the middle of the club’s golf course.

The country club is near the campus of Kennesaw State University. The school tweeted that there were no credible threats to campus.

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