A search was underway in Georgia for an “armed and dangerous” suspect after authorities found two more bodies after Saturday’s shooting of an Atlanta-area golf course director.
According to Atlanta’s LOVEBYLIFE 5, law enforcement officers found two more bodies after locating a pickup truck that had been linked to the death of Gene Siller, who headed the Pinetree Country Club in Cobb County.
The suspect drove the truck into the golf course’s 10th hole green on Saturday afternoon, only to be quickly confronted by Sylar, the report said.
That’s when the suspect fatally shot Sylar in the head, officials told the station.
Man killed in shooting at Atlanta-area country club
It was unclear how law enforcement officers later traced the truck, but Cobb County police said Sunday night that two people were found dead in the rear of the vehicle, Fox 5 reported.
Officials told Fox 5 that one victim was identified as Paul Pearson, the truck’s owner, while the other was yet to be identified.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that both victims had suffered gunshot wounds.
According to the newspaper report, the suspect is described as 6-foot-1 with long hair, wearing a white or light-colored shirt and dark work pants.
A member of the golf course described hearing a disturbance Saturday.
“I was at the driving range, heard the truck being in the way, so I went to see what was going on,” John Lavender told Fox 5. “All of a sudden you hear five, six booms going off.”
Siler had a wife and two young children, the station reported. On Sunday, the PGA of US President Jim Richerson posted a condolence message on Twitter.
“We are truly shocked to hear of yesterday’s senseless murder at Pine Tree Country Club in Georgia,” Richerson wrote.
“The PGA of America sends our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to his family, the club, and the Georgia PGA community.”
The Georgia State Golf Association and the Georgia PGA also paid tribute to Siler.
As Fox 5 reports, neighbors told investigators that Syller had recently called the police after a man turned hostile when he confronted him about fishing on the golf club property – but the police Was not sure if the incident was related to the shooting.
The golf course is located near Kennesaw State University, where officials alerted students and faculty after learning of Saturday’s shooting. Journal-Constitution Reported.
The university tweeted later on Saturday that it believed there was no longer a threat to the community.