An investigation has been launched into the fatal shooting of a Kansas City Chiefs player at the team’s stadium complex and the death of a second related person, police officials confirmed on Saturday.

It has been reported locally that the as yet unnamed player shot and killed his girlfriend at a private residence, before visiting the grounds of the Chiefs, where it is thought that he killed himself.

A Chiefs statement confirmed that an investigation had been launched into an incident at the Arrowhead facility. Kansas City police confirmed that a double shooting had taken place.

“There are two dead people, one at the stadium and one at another location. They are related,” a police spokeswoman said. She confirmed that the body at the Chiefs’ ground was that of a player, but said that the name had not been released.

A statement on the Chief’s website read: “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”

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