Jovan Belcher, a NFL player, shot himself at the Kansas City Chiefs' facility after he shot his girlfriend, Kasandra M. Perkins at a nearby home, The Huffington Post reported. Perkins, 22, had Belcher's child in September.
USA Today reported that Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said that the child of Belcher 25, and Perkins is in custody with Belcher's mother who witnessed the shooting at the residence. She also reportedly was the one who made the intial 911 call. Perkins was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
NBC Chicago reported that the Kansas City Chief's linebacker killed himself minutes later by shooting himself in the head. He reportedly thanked his coach and general manager before he shot himself outside the practice complex of the team.
"The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy," said the chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement. "We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted. We will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities and work to ensure that the appropriate counseling resources are available to all members of the organization."
The NFL released a statement that said, "We have connected the Chiefs with our national team of professional counselors to support both the team and the families of those affected. We will continue to provide assistance in any way that we can."