Golf pro shot dead after man "drove onto the course and gunned him down"

Triple homicide investigated after shooting on Georgia country club golf course

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Mon, 5 Jul 2021

Golf pro shot dead after man "drove onto the course and gunned him down"

A professional golfer was tragically shot dead at Pinetree Country Club in Georgia on Saturday. 

PGA golfer Gene Siller, 41, was playing golf at around 2.30pm before a "man drove a pickup truck onto the course and gunned him down", according to reports. 

Siller, a husband and father to two children, was reportedly responding to an issue on the 10th hole when a man in a white truck pulled his vehicle into a bunker.

When Siller went over to talk to the man in the vehicle, he was shot dead. 

Reports claim that two other bodies were later found in the back of the truck. 

 

 

Siller as a member of the Pinetree Country Club staff and had 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.

 

 

"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.

The suspect - believed to be an "hispanic male who is consdiered armed and dangerous" - has yet to have been caught as Cobb County Police Department continues to investigate the shooting.