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Shooting at Arrowhead Stadium

***UPDATE SATURDAY 3:08 P.M.***In a statement, the Kansas City Chiefs have confirmed tomorrow’s home game against the Carolina Panthers will go on as scheduled.”After discussions between the league office, Head Coach Romeo Crennel and Chiefs team captains, the Chiefs advised the NFL that it will play tomorrow’s game vs. the Carolina Panthers at its originally scheduled time.”***UPDATE SATURDAY 2:40 P.M.***Police have released the name of the woman allegedly killed this morning by Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher. Investigators have identified the girlfriend as 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins.Police spokesman Darin Snapp says linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot Perkins this morning. He then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general managerAuthorities did not release a possible motive for the murder-suicide, though police said that Belcher and his girlfriend had been arguing recently. The two of them have a 3-month-old child.Snapp says Belcher’s mother recently had moved in with the couple, possibly to help with the baby. She called police just before 8 a.m. to report Perkins had been shot multiple times. Perkins was transported to a hospital, where she died a short time later.***UPDATE SATURDAY 1:10 P.M.***Kansas City Chiefs Chairman & CEO Clark Hunt has released the following 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.”***UPDATE SATURDAY 12 P.M.***Police have confirmed Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.Police spokesman Darin Snapp confirmed it was Belcher, a fourth-year player from West Babylon, N.Y., who played college ball at Maine. The woman’s name has not yet been released.Snapp said Belcher shot the woman at a Kansas City residence, then drove to the Chiefs facility. He thanked Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, then shot himself.The Chiefs say Sunday’s home game against the Carolina Panthers will go on as scheduled.***UPDATE SATURDAY 10:35 A.M.***KMBC has confirmed that the 25-year-old Chiefs player involved in the murder-suicide is linebacker Jovan Belcher.Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said authorities received a call Saturday morning from a woman who said her daughter had been shot multiple times at a residence about five miles away from the Arrowhead complex. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.Snapp said a call was then received from the Chiefs’ practice facility. Upon arriving, Snapp said that police witnessed a black male in a car with a handgun to his head talking to two Chiefs officials. That’s when police heard a gunshot. Belcher is believed to have shot himself in the head.Snapp added that police confirm Belcher and the woman had been arguing as recent as Saturday morning.The Chiefs are scheduled to play the Carolina Panthers Sunday. The Panthers are still en route to Kansas City for the game.***UPDATE SATURDAY 10 A.M.***KMBC reports that police have confirmed a 25-yr-old Chiefs player held a gun to his head in front of several coaches in the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot before committing suicide.Team officials released the following statement:”We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”***ORIGINAL STORY***Arrowhead Stadium is on lockdown early Saturday after a reported shooting.According to sister station KMBC, a shooting occurred in the 5400 block of Chrysler Avenue in Kansas City around 8 a.m. followed by another shooting at Arrowhead Stadium. Police believe the shootings are related.Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte said in a message on Twitter that a Chiefs player allegedly shot himself near the stadium after shooting a female the other location. Forte did confirm there is a female victim.Early reports indicate the Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend then drove to the stadium and shot himself at a nearby practice facility.Stay with ABC 17 News and for the latest.

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