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NFL player's dad killed in airport shooting Tuesday

1 year 4 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, November 15 2016 Nov 15, 2016 November 15, 2016 2:34 PM November 15, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

OKLAHOMA CITY — The father of an NFL player was shot and killed at the Oklahoma City airport Tuesday afternoon.

Police closed the airport after finding one victim lying in front of a ticket counter. The person was shot in the parking lot of the airport, police said.  After first wondering if there was a second victim, police later said it appears there was only one victim.

Later, police confirmed the victim was 52-year-old Michael Winchester, the father of James Winchester of the Kansas City Chiefs.  Michael Winchester, who also played football in college, was a Southwest employee and was killed in the shooting. 

People were told to shelter in place while police worked the scene and searched for a shooter.

Federal authorities are handling the investigation. 

There are no flights between Oklahoma City and Baton Rouge.

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