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Father of Chiefs long snapper killed in OKC airport shooting

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GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 15: Long snapper James Winchester #41 of the Kansas City Chiefs stands on the sidelines during the pre-season NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Chiefs defeated the Cardinals 34-19. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The father of Chiefs’ long snapper James Winchester was killed Tuesday in a shooting at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.

Michael Winchester’s death was confirmed by his employer, Southwest Airlines. Per NBC News, Michael Winchester died after being rushed to a nearby hospital and the airport remains closed with police still searching for the shooter.

Ken Sarnoff, the agent for James Winchester, tweeted late Tuesday afternoon that he was “devastated” to confirm that James Winchester’s father had been killed.

James Winchester is in his second season with the Chiefs. He and his father both played college football at Oklahoma.