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Pro golfer Gene Siller among three killed in shooting at Georgia golf course

Gene Siller
Sep 22, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; General view of golf balls in buckets prior to the 2016 Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Gene Siller, a 41-year-old pro golfer, was among three shot and killed at a country club in Georgia on Saturday.

Atlanta’s CBS 46 first reported the deadly shooting, which occurred in Cobb County outside of Atlanta. Police were called to Pinetree Country club around 2:20 pm after receiving a call that a person was shot on the course.

Witnesses told local station 11 Alive that Siller, who worked at the club, was attending to a matter on the 10th hole. He found a white Ram 3500 pickup truck on the green and approached the vehicle. That’s when witnesses report the driver fatally shot Siller and then fled.

In the back of the vehicle, the bodies of two more men were found with fatal gunshot wounds. The owner of the truck, Paul Pierson, was the other man identified as a victim of the shooting.

While Siller was assistant at the course on Saturday, he also played professionally. According to The Gwinnett Daily Post, he had competed in regional PGA Selection golf tournaments since 2007.

A husband and father of two young children, ages 6 and 7, Siller’s tragic passing led to an outpouring of support and messages from the golf community.

Cobb County police announced Monday morning that the shooter is still at large and no identity has been provided.

A GoFundMe was created to provided support for his family.