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Pro golfer among three found shot dead at Georgia country club golf course

Gene Siller was found with a gunshot wound to the head and two other men were found dead in the bed of a pickup truck, police said.
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Pro golfer Gene Siller was shot and killed at a country club in suburban Atlanta on Saturday, and two other men were found dead inside the bed of a pickup truck on the golf course, the Cobb County Police Department said.

Cobb County police responded to a report of a person shot around 2:20 p.m. and discovered Siller on the green of the 10th hole at the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia, the police department said in a statement Sunday.

Siller, an employee of the club, was found unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police also discovered a RAM 3500 pickup truck on the green that contained the bodies of two men. Officials identified one of the men as Paul Pierson, the registered owner of the truck. The third victim had not been identified as of Sunday night.

Both men in the truck died of gunshot wounds, police said.

"All of us at the GSGA are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred earlier today at Pinetree CC. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene Siller’s family and friends," the Georgia State Golfing Association tweeted on Saturday.

Siller, who was in his 40s, was a member of the Pinetree Country Club staff and previously worked as the director of golf and head golf pro at Summit Chase Country Club, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Since 2007, Siller had regularly competed in Georgia's PGA Section golfing tournaments, the Post reported.

"Tragedy has stricken the Georgia Section PGA in the loss of our Member, Gene Siller. Thoughts and prayers for his family and the Pinetree Country Club family," the Georgia PGA tweeted.

Siller, a husband and father of two, was reportedly responding to an issue on the golf course's tenth hole when a man in a white truck pulled his vehicle onto a sand trap nearby, according to the Post. When Siller went to talk with the man in the vehicle, he was shot and later died.

The suspect has not yet been caught, police said.

The course is near Kennesaw State University; Kennesaw is about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta.

The KSU Office of Emergency Management tweeted on Saturday that the suspect "is a Hispanic Male considered armed and dangerous. Suspect is 6'1" and 170 lbs and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt."

The Cobb County Police Department is investigating the shooting.