In very sad news, it has been confirmed that a member of the Kansas City Chiefs has lost his father to senseless gun violence in Oklahoma. Chiefs' long snapper James Winchester found out the devastating news that a Tuesday shooting at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma took the life of his father Michael Winchester.
The details are still a little fuzzy, but a former Southwest Airlines employee returned to the airport after resigning in April with the purpose of shooting somebody. It is not yet known if Michael Winchester was the intended target of the shooter who has been identified as a 45-year-old man by the name of Lloyd Dean Buie.
Whether Mr. Winchester was the intended victim or not, he was the unfortunate soul who Lloyd Dean Buie ended up shooting and killing from 50 yards away with a rifle. Buie was then found dead with a self inflicted gun shot wound in his truck a short time later. The only other information currently available about the shooter was that he was an Army veteran, having served from 1992 to 1998.
There have been condolences coming in from current and former Chiefs for the Winchester family in this sad time, SB Nation's Chiefs site Arrowhead Pride has a few of them in their article below. There also was a tweet sent out from the Kansas City Chiefs themselves expressing their heartfelt condolences for James Winchester and his family in this difficult time.
Our love and support is with James and the entire Winchester family. Our heartfelt thoughts & prayers are with you.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 16, 2016
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