Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a number of reports. TMZ initially reported that Seau was dead and a number of other reports have followed up stating the death is a suicide. A housekeeper found Seau with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the reports.
We have no official statements from the police at this point. Officers are investigating the scene at his Oceanside home. Police are expected to conduct a press conference with any updates sometime on Wednesday.
Officers were called to Seau's home on Wednesday morning regarding a shooting. The coroner has now arrived on the scene at his house, according to TMZ. The North County Times reports that Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood became aware of Seau's death from police Chief Frank McCoy.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Seau family.