NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead at his Oceanside, CA home this morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest — law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy just spoke outside Seau’s San Diego house, claiming Seau’s body was initially discovered by Seau’s girlfriend.
A 911 call was placed around 10AM this morning — authorities responded to the scene, and found Seau’s unconscious body inside a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Paramedics attempted to revive Seau, but life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead on the scene. His body has just been removed from the house and is currently being transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in a white van.
McCoy says investigators recovered a handgun in the bedroom — and the case is currently being investigated as a suicide.
A law enforcement official tells TMZ … no suicide note has been discovered at the scene.
Seau’s mother also spoke briefly — and she was hysterical, crying to God, “Take me. Leave my son alone!”
Seau was 43-years-old. He is survived by 4 children and an ex-wife.