Pro Golfer Shot, Killed at Work at Georgia Country Club

2 others found dead at club after Gene Siller was shot
By Liz MacGahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2021 5:20 PM CDT
Updated Jul 5, 2021 1:54 AM CDT
Pro Golfer Shot, Killed At Work At Georgia Country Club
File photo of a putter and golf ball.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A pro golfer was shot and killed Saturday in Georgia, and two other men were later found dead at the same location. Gene Siller, 41, a Georgia PGA Section regular, was at work at the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw when someone drove a white pickup truck into a sand trap, a witness told 11 Alive. When Siller went to check it out, he was shot. One bystander said he heard five shots in a row. Police haven’t confirmed details, and no motive is known. Police later announced two bodies were found in the bed of the truck that was on the green, ABC News reports. One was the vehicle's registered owner, and the other has not been IDed. Both had been fatally shot. No suspect has been caught or identified.

The Georgia State Golf Association tweeted their condolences, saying, “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.” Fellow golfer Marc Cain said, “He was a super nice guy with two young kids and a beautiful wife,” the Gwinnett Daily Post reports. “Our hearts are ripped out with the sad news.” (More shooting stories.)

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