Chiefs Long Snapper James Winchester’s Father Was Fatally Shot in Oklahoma City Airport


Kansas City Chiefs long snapper James Winchester got the worst news possible on Tuesday when he was informed that his father, Michael Winchester, was fatally shot in a parking area at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.

According to SI:

“A disgruntled former employee was waiting for Michael Winchester, who worked for Southwest Airlines, to exit the airport before killing him and then turning the gun on himself. Winchester was 52 years old.

The airport was on lockdown after the shooting.”

The Chiefs issued the following statement:

“Our love and support is with James and the entire Winchester family. Our heartfelt thoughts & prayers are with you.”

Southwest Airlines also issued a statement:

“The Southwest Airlines Family is deeply saddened by the passing of our Southwest Family Member, and we extend our heartfelt sympathies and support to his family and Southwest co-workers at this time.”

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