Who killed golfer Gene Siller? Gunman loaded dead bodies in truck after shooting victims
KENNESAW, GEORGIA: Pro golfer Gene Siller from Georgia was shot dead at the Pinetree Country Club, Kennesaw, on Saturday, July 3, 2021. His body was discovered by Cobb County Police on the green of the 10th hole at the club. The killer also gunned down two other men, while driving through the golf course on Saturday afternoon. According to CBS News, the suspect was still on the run on July 5 and authorities have issued a warning that he might be armed and dangerous.
Eugene 'Gene' Siller, 41, was a Director of Golf at the club and a regular competitor in Georgia PGA Part golf tournaments since 2007. He had previously worked as a golf professional in Gwinnett County, St. Ives Nation Membership, and Summit Chase Nation Membership. He is survived by his wife and two young sons. Hailed as a "brilliant good man", Siller's tragic death was mourned by his coworkers and friends. "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," Georgia PGA tweeted.
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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.— Georgia PGA (@GeorgiaPGA) July 4, 2021
Who killed Gene Siller?
The identity of Gene Siller's shooter is not yet certain, while the motive behind the murder has not been disclosed by the police. Meanwhile, it has been found that the suspect also killed another man who has been identified as Paul Pierson. The third victim, who is Hispanic, is yet to be identified.
The suspect reportedly drove onto a golf course in a white Dodge Ram 3500, which was later found to be registered in Paul Pierson's name. It is believed that the suspect killed Pierson and the other man somewhere and loaded their dead bodies onto the pick-up truck's bed. Then he drove inside the golf course where he shot Gene Siller on the afternoon of June 3. "It was just kind of a frenzy and everybody was trying to figure out what was going on," an eyewitness revealed to WGCL-TV. The shooter later escaped leaving the truck at the scene with the other two dead men.
Here's the pick-up truck. The additional bodies were found later under the bed cover. pic.twitter.com/vjzTh1qu4S— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) July 4, 2021
While speaking to Marietta Daily Journal about the incident, Cobb County Police Officer Shenise Barner stated, "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 but is believed to be of a Hispanic race.”
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe has been launched for the family of Gene Siller, by an individual named Dianne McPherson. "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 Pintree family in your prayers," reads the description for GoFundMe. At the time of writing this story, the fundraiser had raised contributions worth $166,527 out of its $500,000 goal.