KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- Police have confirmed that 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend at an apartment and then drove to the team's practice facility where he turned the gun on himself.
Around 8 a.m. Saturday morning, a woman said her 22-year-old daughter had been shot by her boyfriend. She said that man was a Chiefs football player.
That young woman was taken to the hospital but died a short time later.
Belcher and his girlfriend are parents of a 3-month-old daughter.
A short time later police were called to the practice facilities at Arrowhead Stadium where a black male was armed with a gun in the parking lot.
Officers say when they arrived, Belcher was talking with coaches of the team, but when he saw the police he put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger.
Belcher was also rushed to the hospital but died from the injuries.
The coaches that were talking with Belcher say he never threatened them, and they never felt as though they were in danger.
Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt released this statement:
"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. 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."