Junior Seau Dead In Apparent Suicide

Source: Kristina Davis / UTSanDiego.com

OCEANSIDE — Former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, an icon not only in his hometown of Oceanside but as a star in the NFL, has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his beachfront home in Oceanside Wednesday.

Junior Seau, along with his children, watch a video tribute as he was inducted into the Chargers Ring of Honor at halftime on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. — K.C. Alfred
A 911 call reporting a possible suicide was made to police at 10 a.m., a dispatcher said.

A crowd including several police officers and neighbors has gathered outside Seau’s two-story home on the south end of The Strand.

Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said he was notified of the death and is on his way to be with family members.

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