Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Kansas City police said they are
investigating a pair of shootings Saturday morning, one involving a Chiefs
player who apparently committed suicide.
A police spokesman said officers first responded to a home where a woman was
shot and killed. A short time later, a second shooting took place at the
Chiefs' practice facility.
The Chiefs released a statement confirming the report of an incident, but
offered no further details.
"We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning,"
said the Chiefs in a statement. "We are cooperating with authorities in this
Police believe both shootings are related, saying they received calls about 10
minutes apart -- the first from the home of the first shooting and second from
the Chiefs' facility.
"When officers arrived (at Arrowhead Stadium), they observed a black male who
had a gun to his head and he was talking to a couple of coaches out in the
parking lot," a police spokesman told reporters outside Arrowhead Stadium. "As
officers pulled up and began to park, that's when they heard the gunshot and
it appears the individual took his own life."
The spokesman would not identify the player, saying only he was a 25-year-old
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