Gene Siller, a 41-year-old pro golfer, was tragically shot and killed on Saturday while on the golf course at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Siller worked at Pinetree Country Club, and was at the 10th hole checking out a truck that had driven onto the course and into a sand trap, according to a witness who spoke to local news station 11 Alive. As he got closer to the White truck, he was allegedly shot in the head and killed by the driver. Another witness told 11 Alive that they heard five gunshots in a row.
“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 night.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution provided more details.
“On arrival, officers located a male, identified as Pinetree Country Club employee Eugene Siller, unresponsive on the green of the 10th hole with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, agency spokeswoman Officer Shenise Barner said in an email Sunday evening. Siller was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A white Ram 3500 pick-up truck was also located on the green, police said. Upon further investigation, two other deceased males were discovered in the bed of the pickup truck. Both males suffered apparent gunshot wounds. One of the males was identified as Paul Pierson, the registered owner of the Ram 3500. The other male has not yet been identified, Barner said Sunday.
The shooting suspect was still at large Sunday, Barner said.”
Siller, a husband and father of two, had worked at several area golf courses over the years. He’d also regularly participated in Georgia PGA Section golf tournaments since 2007.
According to police, the suspect has not been caught and no motive has been identified.