Former Oilers quarterback Steve McNair was found shot to death in Nashville, shocking former teammates and NFL personnel around the country.
McNair, 36, and a woman were found dead inside a condominium Saturday afternoon by the Nashville Police Department. Police identified the woman as Sahel Kazemi, 20, owner of the condominium.
CNN reported Saturday night a law enforcement source close to the investigation said the woman is McNair’s girlfriend. Witnesses said McNair was a frequent visitor there, according to the report.
The police said in a statement that they received a call at 1:35 p.m. They then went to the residence in downtown Nashville and found both victims dead. McNair was shot multiple times the Nashville Police said. Kazemi was shot once in the head and the pistol was found near her body. The department’s homicide detectives are investigating the deaths.
“I don’t have any answers for you now as to what’s happened, who’s responsible,” Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron told the Associated Press. “There are persons who were around the complex today, visitors, who have been taken to headquarters for questioning, just to see what they know, what they may have seen. No one is in custody right now.”
McNair, the No. 3 overall pick by the Oilers in 1995, spent two seasons in Houston before the Oilers were moved to Nashville and renamed the Titans. He retired in 2008 after 13 NFL seasons.
By all accounts, McNair was a well-liked and respected player who would have become a legend in Houston had the Oilers franchise remained here. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Steve McNair.