Gene Siller, a golf pro in Georgia, was shot and killed in a horrifying incident over the weekend at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw.
A white truck reportedly drove onto the golf course near one of the holes before stalling out. Siller went to investigate the situation when he was shot and killed. Siller was shot in the head before the killer went on the run. To make the incident more chilling, investigators discovered two additional bodies in the trunk of the truck with gunshot wounds.
Paul Pierson, the owner of the pickup truck, and an unidentified man were the other victims.
According to local news outlet WXIA, the killer is still on the run.
Siller was the director of golf at the course, which is located near Kennesaw State University and used by the school’s golf teams. Authorities do not believe the situation is a danger to the public.
Deadly shooting on Cobb County golf course. While police were investigating the shooting death of Pinetree Country Club golf pro Gene Siller, investigators found the bodies of 2 men in bed of pickup. Killer on the run. @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/fiHXo3W9CA
— denisedillon (@DillonFox5) July 6, 2021
Siller is survived by his wife and two young children.
No motive for the attack has been released, but there is belief that Siller was shot because he was witnessing an “active crime” taking place, according to the New York Post.
A GoFundMe page was created for Siller’s family and has raised over $460,000 at the time of this posting.
The fundraiser reads:
Gene Siller a golf pro at a Kennesaw, Georgia, golf club was shot and killed at his course on Saturday. Police have only said that the gunman’s pickup truck drove onto the course and got stuck — with the driver then shooting Siller when he went to investigate.😧 pic.twitter.com/Haf86zmftF
— Sumner (@diamondlass99) July 4, 2021
Hello and thank you for visiting the fundraiser page for our Director of Golf and dear friend, Gene Siller. As many of you are aware Gene was tragically killed Saturday, July 3rd. We are asking for donations to help Gene’s precious family in this terrible time of need. Please keep Gene’s family as well as his Pinetree family in your prayers.