Gunman who killed pro-golfer at Georgia country club killed two others

Gunman who shot and killed pro-golfer, 41, at Georgia country club after he drove onto a green had two other bodies stashed in his truck and is still being hunted by cops

  • Gene Siller, 41, was killed in a shooting at an Atlanta-area country club Saturday 
  • Siller was identified as the victim by the Georgia State Golf Association
  • Police later revealed that they had discovered two bodies in the bed of a pickup truck nearby the scene of the shooting
  • One of the bodies was identified as Paul Pierson, the registered owner of the truck 
  • Siller was a pro golfer, a golfing instructor and director of the club where he was found dead. He leaves behind a wife and two young children  
  • He reportedly tried to stop the truck from driving onto the golf course before he was shot  
  • The unidentified gunman is still on the loose as of Sunday evening

By Chris Eberhart and Peter Belfiore For Dailymail.Com and Associated Press

Published: 02:50, 5 July 2021 | Updated: 03:31, 5 July 2021

Pro golfer Gene Siller, 41, (pictured) was fatally shot on Saturday.

He is now one of three victims believed to be killed by the shooter

The gunman who shot and killed a pro golfer at a Georgia country club on Saturday reportedly had two other bodies stashed in the back of his pickup truck, and remains on the loose. 

Authorities said they found the additional bodies shortly after arriving on the scene of the deadly shooting of golfer Eugene Siller, 41, at the Pinetree Country Club, where he reportedly tried to stop the pickup truck from driving onto the green, and the driver shot him in the head. 

The shooter fled the scene, but police said they found two men dead from gunshot wounds in the back of the truck. 

One of the bodies was identified as Paul Pierson, the registered owner of the truck, Cobb County police spokeswoman Shenise Barner told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while the other remained unidentified.  

The Georgia State Golf Association initially identified Siller, a pro golfer, golfing instructor and Director of Pinetree, as one of the victims on Saturday evening. 

‘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 Golf Association tweeted.

The Georgia PGA also issued a statement offering its condolences on Twitter:  

‘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.’

Gunman who killed pro-golfer at Georgia country club killed two others

Siller leaves behind his wife and two young children (pictured together) 

Gunman who killed pro-golfer at Georgia country club killed two others

Siller had reportedly tried to stop the white pickup truck pictured above from driving onto the golf course before he was shot. Police would find two additional bodies stashed in the truck’s bed 

Gunman who killed pro-golfer at Georgia country club killed two others

The Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia, about 27 miles outside of Atlanta, is where Saturday afternoon’s fatal shooting happened

Siller leaves behind a wife and two young children.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help his family.  

Details surrounding the shooting remain scant, other than it happened around 2.30pm Saturday at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, about 27 miles outside Atlanta. 

Footage from WAGA-TV showed a white pickup truck stuck on a hill in the middle of the club’s golf course.

Gunman who killed pro-golfer at Georgia country club killed two others

A witness told Fox 5 Atlanta that someone, later identified by the golf organizations as Siller, tried to stop the pickup truck from going on to the golf course when he was shot. 

Gunman who killed pro-golfer at Georgia country club killed two others

The Georgia State Golf Association and Georgia PGA issued statements of condolences to Siller’s family

Neighbor John Lavender told WAGA-TV that he heard ‘five, six booms go off’ and wasn’t sure whether it was gunshots or fireworks. ‘You just don’t think it’s gunshots in this area,’ he said.

Officials described the suspect as a 6-foot-1-inch Hispanic male with long hair, dark-colored work pants and a white or tan shirt.

The suspect was last seen in the area of Pinetree Country Club and was headed toward Frey Lake Road.  

The country club is near the campus of Kennesaw State University.

After the shooting, the school tweeted that there were no credible threats to campus

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Details surrounding the shooting are scarce, but police in Cobb County, Georgia are looking for the gunman

Gunman who killed pro-golfer at Georgia country club killed two others

Law enforcement on scene at the country club investigating the fatal shooting on Saturday

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