Gene Siller

Georgia golf pro shot dead on country club course, 2 more bodies found in truck

The investigation into a shooting on a Georgia country club golf course that took the life of the club’s pro turned into a triple homicide when police responded.

The suspect in the Saturday afternoon shooting is still at large and is considered armed and dangerous, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Officials said the suspect is about about 6 feet 1 with long hair and was last seen wearing a white or tan shirt and dark-colored work pants.

The incident began shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday when a white Ram 3500 pickup truck drove onto the Pinetree Country Club course in Kennesaw. Club pro and director Gene Siller, 41, headed out to see what was going on.

A witness told 11 Alive he heard five shots.

“Then nothing went on, and immediately members reacting like ‘I think there might be gunshots’ and then apparently somebody was down on the ground,” he said. “Then it was kind of like a frenzy, everyone was trying to figure out what was going on.”

The Georgia section of the Professional Golfers Association identified the victim as Siller, whose body was found on the 10th green. A GoFundMe was posted to raise money for his family.

On Sunday, authorities said they hadn’t located the suspect and that they found two more victims of homicide in the bed of the pickup truck, which had gotten stuck on a rise above a sand trap by the 18th green. Cobb Police Officer Shenice Barner said both victims were men and both died from apparent gunshot wounds. One of the men was identified as Paul Pierson, the registered owner of the truck, but the other victim had not yet been identified.

The truck appeared to have driven onto the course from an adjacent neighborhood.

Pinetree Country Club is located near the main campus of Kennesaw State University, and the school notified staff and students of the shooting about about 3 p.m., saying the suspected shooters was last seen on Club Drive headed toward Shiloh Road. Just before 5 p.m., the university told students they could return to normal activities.

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[Featured image: Gene Siller/GoFundMe]