(CBS/AP) OCEANSIDE, California - Police in Oceanside, Calif., say former NFL star Junior Seau has been found dead at his home.
Police Lt. Karen Laser confirmed the death Wednesday but released no other details.
The San Diego North County Times reports Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police responded to a report of a shooting at 10 a.m. at Seau’s home on the coast north of San Diego.
“Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now,” the Chargers said in a statement. “We ask everyone to stop what they’re doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family.”
Seau was a standout linebacker with the University of Southern California before going to the San Diego Chargers, whom he led to the Super Bowl following the 1994 season.
He remained with the Chargers until 2003 and went on to play with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots before retiring after the 2009 season.