Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher reportedly killed his girlfriend before killing himself at the teams practice facility (AP Photo)
CBS Sports reports that Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend before killing himself at Arrowhead Stadium.
The news agency stated in its report that a Chiefs official confirmed that Belcher was involved in the shooting. Kansas City police supervisor Andrea Khan has nor released the names of those involved in the shooting and the condition of the two parties is not known at this time.
Here is more from CBS Sports:
Police spokesman Darin Snapp said authorities received a call Saturday morning from a woman who said her daughter had been shot multiple times at a residence about five miles away from the Arrowhead complex. Snapp said a call was then received from the Chiefs’ practice facility.
Upon arriving, Snapp said that police witnessed a black male in a car with a handgun to his head talking to two Chiefs officials. That’s when police heard a gunshot.
Arrowhead Stadium has been lockdown since about 8 a.m.
Snapp confirmed to CBSSports.com that Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel were outside the team facility at the time of the shooting.
The player thanked both men for all they had done for him and both the coach and GM told police they did not feel threatened in any way.
“We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning,” the Chiefs said in a statement. “We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”
No further details behind the shootings are available at this time. The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Reporting from the Associated Press was also used in this article.