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Golf pro and 2 others shot to death at Atlanta-area country club

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KENNESAW: A professional golfer and two other men were killed in a shooting at an Atlanta-area country club and the suspect remains at large, authorities said.
Officers found an unresponsive man with an apparent gunshot wound to the head Saturday afternoon near the 10th hole of the golf course at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Cobb County Police Officer Shenise Barner said. , to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The department identified him Sunday as a country club employee and golfer Eugene Siller.
“Tragedy has the Georgia Section PGA for the loss of our member, Gene Siller. Thoughts and prayers for his family and the Pinetree Country Club family,” said the Georgia Section of the Professional Golfers Association of America at a tweet.
Upon further investigation, police said two other dead men were discovered in the bed of a white pickup truck on the green. Both had apparent gunshot wounds. Barner said one was identified as Paul Pierson, the truck’s registered owner, and that the other man has not been identified.
The police have yet to find the killer.
Neighbor John Lavender told WAGA-TV that he heard “five, six explosions” and was not sure if they were gunshots or fireworks.
“You don’t think there are shooting in this area,” he said.
The country club is close to the Kennesaw State University campus. The school tweeted Saturday after the shooting that there were no credible threats to the campus, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of downtown Atlanta.
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