Reports are just coming in regarding a tragedy involving the Kansas City
Chiefs, but here's what we know at this time. According to KCTV-5
News in Kansas City
, a Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend at a
house near 54th street and Chrysler Avenue on Saturday morning.
The player then drove to a practice facility near the team's main campus and
took his own life. The team's Arrowhead practice facility was evacuated and is
currently on police lockdown.
"We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this
morning," the team said in a statement this morning. "We are cooperating with
authorities in their investigation."
According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the name of the player will not be
revealed until his family is informed. Glazer also reports that Chiefs players
have been asked to assemble at the team's main facility so that they can be
informed of all the details.
The Chiefs are scheduled to play the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead at 1:00
PM ET Sunday, and per Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers have
been told by the league to travel to Kansas City as if the game will be played.
The Panthers' plane is set to leave at 1:15 PM ET today.
Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.