Two men were found dead in the back of a pickup truck that drove onto an Atlanta-area country club’s golf course, where a golf pro was shot and killed, police said on Sunday.
Gene Siller, a 40-year-old professional golfer, was identified by a number of golf organisations. In a statement released on Sunday, the Cobb County Police Department identified one of the deceased as Paul Pierson, the registered owner of a white RAM 3500 pickup truck. As of Sunday evening, the identity of the third victim had not been established.
The police found the bodies of two men in the pickup truck’s bed. They were both shot to death, they said.
The Cobb County Police Department, which is investigating the shooting, says that the suspect has not been apprehended or identified, and investigators are still trying to determine what his motives were.
Siller, who had been working as the Pinetree Country Club’s director of golf, was found dead at around 2:21 p.m. near the 10th hole of the course in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Police were looking for the suspect for at least an hour and a half from 2:58pm to 4:26pm on Saturday, according to tweets from nearby Kennesaw State University.
The “armed and dangerous” fleeing suspect was apprehended about a mile outside the country club at around 4 p.m. on Saturday, according to a tweet from the university’s office of emergency management.
There was no longer a “credible threat to campus” at 5 p.m., the university announced.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene Siller’s family and friends,” the Georgia State Golf Association said in a statement. At the Yamaha Atlanta Open in May, Mr. Siller took the stage.
It was announced on Twitter on Saturday that Gene Siller, a member of the Georgia Section PGA, had died. Please keep his family and the Pinetree Country Club in your thoughts and prayers. An official statement was released by PGA of America president Jim Richardson. He expressed his condolences to his family and the Georgia PGA community on behalf of the PGA of America.