Pro golfer Gene Siller was shot and killed Saturday at a suburban Atlanta country club and two other men were found dead in the back of a pickup truck at the golf course, Cobb County police said.
Cobb County Police responded to a report of a person shot dead around 2:20 p.m. who found Siller on the green of the 10th hole at the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia, police said in a statement Sunday.
Siller, a club employee, was found unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The police also discovered a RAM 3500 pickup truck that contained the bodies of two men on the green. Officials identified one of the men as Paul Pierson, the registered owner of the truck. The third victim had not been identified by Sunday evening.
Both men in the truck died from gunshot wounds, the police said.
“All of us at GSGA are deeply saddened by the tragic events that happened at Pinetree CC today. Our thoughts and prayers go to Gene Siller’s family and friends, ”tweeted the Georgia State Golfing Association on Saturday.
All of us at GSGA are deeply saddened by the tragic events that happened at Pinetree CC today. Our thoughts and prayers go with Gene Siller’s family and friends. 🙏
– Georgia State Golf Association (@GSGA) July 4, 2021
Siller, who was in his forties, was a member of the Pinetree Country Club team and previously worked as golf director and head golf pro at Summit Chase Country Club, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Since 2007, Siller has regularly participated in PGA Section golf tournaments in Georgia, the Post reported.
“Tragedy has befallen the Georgia Section PGA with the loss of our member Gene Siller. Thoughts and prayers for his family and the Pinetree Country Club family,” tweeted the Georgia PGA.
A tragedy struck the Georgia Section PGA with the loss of our member Gene Siller. Thoughts and prayers for his family and the Pinetree Country Club family.
– Georgia PGA (@GeorgiaPGA) July 4, 2021
Siller, a husband and father of two, was reportedly responding to a problem at the golf course’s tenth hole when a man in a white truck pulled his vehicle onto a nearby sand trap, according to the Post. When Siller spoke to the man in the vehicle, he was shot and later died.
The suspect has not yet been caught, the police said.
KSU-Alert: Kennesaw Campus: Gunfire reported near KSU. Suspect is a Hispanic man who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The suspect is 6’1 “, 170 lbs. And was last seen wearing a white T-shirt. The suspect was last seen in the Pine Tree Country Club area, toward Frey Lake Road
– KSU emergency management (@ksuoem) July 3, 2021
The course is located near Kennesaw State University; Kennesaw is about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta.
KSU’s emergency management office tweeted Saturday that the suspect is “a Hispanic man believed to be armed and dangerous. The suspect is 6’1”, weighs 170 pounds and was last seen in a white T-shirt. “
Cobb County Police are investigating the shooting.