Breaking News: Junior Seau Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

by | May 2, 2012 at 1:48 PM | General, NFL, Sports

UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Junior Seau has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest inside his Oceanside home. According to the LA Times, who cited law enforcement sources, Seau’s girlfriend found him dead in bed.

This is a breaking news update. Check back frequently as more information becomes available.

Police in Oceanside, California, have responded to gunfire at the residence of former NFL star Junior Seau, according to the Union-Tribune of San Diego.

A 911 call around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning detailed a possible suicide, according to a local dispatcher. No further information was immediately available involving a victim or potential suspect.

However, TMZ.com is now reporting that a law enforcement source at the scene informed local authorities that Seau is believed dead in an apparent suicide. The website also reports that the 43-year-old Seau sent text messages to his ex-wife and three kids on Tuesday with the simple message: “Love you.”

Neither of those reports have been confirmed.

A crowd of officers and neighbors has reportedly gathered outside of Seau’s two-story home in San Diego County.

Seau is a 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker who played 20 seasons in the NFL on various teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. He retired in 2009.

This is a breaking news update. Check back frequently as more information becomes available.