Former Chargers Pro Bowler Junior Seau has committed suicide according to a source within the Oceanside police department NBCSanDiego has learned.
Officers responded to a medical aid call at the home of the 43-year-old former Charger in the 600 block of South Strand Boulevard at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday.
According to officials at the North Community Fire Department no one was transported from the home.
Our media partners at the North County Times report Seau died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Former Charger and NBC 7 Sports Director Jim Laslavic said he cannot believe Seau was gone.
“He has done so much good for so many people,” said Laslavic. “Junior touched a lot of lives.”
Laz was so emotional after hearing the news he wasn’t sure he could talk.
“He had a passion for his game, had a passion for his family and had a passion for his community,” Laz said.