Transcript for The Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend Then Himself
And now we move on to that tragedy in the headlines. Violence by an nfl football player who killed his girlfriend and then himself. Tonight, we are hearing from family members and a famous sportscaster has prompted a debate about gun control. Abc's john schriffen. Reporter: Relatives of chiefs linebacker jovan belcher speaking out today trying to make sense of this tragedy. We are overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion. Reporter: He shot and killed his girlfriend kassandra perkins saturday. His family releasing this statement -- please keep us in your hearts and prayers because two lives were lost. You can see his locker is still filled with you will of his gear. The team says they don't know when or if his locker will be cleared out this season. The incident reignited the gun control debate. Sports caster, bob costas, taking a stand on football night football. If jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kassandra perkins would both be alive today. Reporter: Today chiefs head coach romeo crennel, who witnessed belcher's suicide, added his voice. All I know is a player with a gun and I know it's not a good thing. Reporter: But what drove belcher to kill? Was it a head injury so common in football or was this another tragic instance of domestic violence which kills two to three women in this country every single day? John schriffen, abc news, kansas city.
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