Kansas City Police spokeman Darin Snapp has released this statement regarding the murder/suicide involving Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend:
About (7:50 a.m), we got a call to a residence, in regards to a shooting, on the 5400 block of Crysler Avenue. The young woman was taken to a local hospital, where she died a short time later.
At about 8:10 a.m., we received a call to the Arrowhead practice facility in regards to a black male armed with a gun in the parking lot, and he matched the description of the shooting suspect. Officers arrived, saw a black man with a gun to his head, and some Chiefs employees. As the officer got out of his car, he heard a gunshot. It appeared the individual shot himself. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt released this statement earlier today:
The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today’s events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted.
We will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities and work to ensure that the appropriate counseling resources are available to all members of the organization.
The NFL has also issued a brief statement:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chiefs and the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy. We connected Chiefs with our professional counselors to support both the team and the families. We’ll continue to provide assistance.
The Chiefs have announced they will still play tomorrow’s scheduled game vs. the Carolina Panthers.
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Our thought and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragedy.