Some tragic news to pass along as the father of Kansas City Chiefs long snapper James Winchester was killed at the Oklahoma City airport on Tuesday. Multiple news reports and confirmations have come out that 52-year old Michael Winchester, who was shot and killed, is the father of James. There’s more information on the shooting here.
I'm devastated to confirm for news outlets that my client @J_Winchester41 lost his father today to tragic & senseless gun violence at OKC.— Ken Sarnoff (@KenSarnoff) November 15, 2016
The Chiefs released a statement.
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
Others have tweeted their support as well.
At times like this, family is what keeps us whole. My heart goes out to @J_Winchester41 as the #ChiefsKingdom keep you in prayers #RIP— Rakeem Nuñez-Roches (@RakeemNunez) November 16, 2016
@J_Winchester41 praying for you and your family. Love you bro!!!— Charcandrick West (@Charcandrick26) November 16, 2016
@J_Winchester41 Heartbroken for you and your family. Psalm 34:18 Psalm 91...He will cover you with His pinions and under His wings...refuge.— Mitch Holthus (@mitchholthus) November 16, 2016
Praying for my fellow Sooner @J_Winchester41. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family #BoomerSooner— JamellFleming (@JamellFleming) November 16, 2016
KC Chiefs fans- let's put @J_Winchester41 and his family in our thoughts today and send him and his family warmth and love. #chiefskingdom— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) November 16, 2016
Stay strong brother. Prayers up. @J_Winchester41— Donald Stephenson (@Don59Wayne) November 16, 2016