Police are searching for the man who shot and killed Gene Siller, a pro golfer, at a north Atlanta country club on Saturday.
According to a police release, the Cobb County police responded immediately to a report about a suspect being shot at 2:20 p.m. They found Siller on the Green of the 10th Hole of Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw.
Siller was an employee of the club and was unresponsive to an “apparent gunshot injury to the head”. He was declared dead on the spot, police stated.
The suspect drove to the green in a white Ram 3500 pickup truck and shot 41-year old Siller.
The release stated that police found two bodies in the truck’s bed after finding the truck on the green. According to police, both victims were also shot in the head.
Police identified one of the victims as Paul Pierson who is the registered owner of the Ram 3500. However, police have yet to identify the other victim.
The suspect is still being sought by police.
Kennesaw State University students, whose campus is close to the country club, received an alert from the university’s Emergency Management Twitter page.
Georgia State Golf Association offered condolences to Siller’s family. “All of us at GSGA is deeply affected by the tragic events at Pinetree CC earlier today. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene Siller’s family and friends,” tweeted.
According to the Pinetree Country Club, Siller has left behind a wife and two children aged 6 and 7.
“Tragedy struck the Georgia Section PGA with the death of our Member Gene Siller. “Tragedy has struck the Georgia Section PGA in the loss of our Member, Gene Siller,” Georgia’s Professional golfers’ Association tweeted.
Jim Richerson, President of PGA of America, also released a statement. “We are truly heartbroken about the senseless murder yesterday at Pine Tree Country Club (Georgia) that took the life of PGA Member Gene Siller,” the statement stated. “PGA of America sends its deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers to his family and club.”
Siller’s family created a GoFundMe page for financial assistance.