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Kansas City Chiefs player shoots girlfriend, shoots himself

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KCTV reports: Police in Kansas City are looking into two shootings this morning they said are related and involve a Chiefs player and his girlfriend.




Police are investigating two deadly shootings Saturday morning that they said are related.


The shootings involve a Chiefs player and his girlfriend.


The first shooting was reported about 8 a.m. at a home near 54th Street and Chrysler Avenue. The second shooting was reported a short time later at a Chiefs practice facility located on the Arrowhead facility.


Officials said the Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend and then drove to the practice facility where he shot and killed himself.


It's unknown if people were at Arrowhead or any of its surrounding facilities at the time.

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The player who shot himself was said to be fourth-year linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, but Kansas City police and team officials have not confirmed his identity. There are no other known injuries at the Chiefs facility.


The Chiefs released a statement saying: "We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.''


According to a KCTV-Ch. 5 report in Kansas City, Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend at home around 8 a.m. CT, then drove to the team facility, where he later shot and killed himself in the parking lot of the team complex. Earlier reports indicated that Belcher argued with some Chiefs coaches and Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli before committing suicide.

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