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Police Confirm Junior Seau Dies From Gunshot Wound, Suicide Suspected

As more news trickles out, Oceanside, California police have confirmed the death of former Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau. In a press conference outside of Seau's home on Wednesday, the police confirmed that the investigation of Seau's death is being treated as a suicide.

At the press conference, police said that a woman called the police around 9:30 a.m. PT and reported that she had found Junior Seau in his home unconscious with a gunshot wound in his chest. Police were dispatched and Seau's body was found in one of the home's bedrooms.

"Life saving efforts were formed on Mr. Seau," police said in a press conference. "However, they were not successful. Mr. Seau has deceased. This case at this point is being investigated as a suicide. A handgun was found near the body. As you can see this is a very fluid situation and our investigators are continuing their investigation in this matter. Pur hearts and prayers as a city go out to the Seau family."

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