Kansas City Chiefs host game after Jovan Belcher shooting

  • The Kansas City Chiefs hosted an NFL game on Sunday at the stadium, where one of their players killed himself after shooting his girlfriend the previous day.

    Supporters observed a moment's silence for victims of domestic violence before the noon kick-off against the Carolina Panthers.

    There was no mention of linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot himself in front of his coach shortly after shooting his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins.

    Kansas City went on to win the game, 27-21.

    On Saturday, the 25-year-old first-team linebacker shot Perkins dead at their home and then drove to a training facility at Arrowhead Stadium.

    He then shot himself in the parking lot.

    The couple had a three-month-old daughter who is believed to have been in a nearby room at the time of the shooting. Belcher's mother was also in the house and called the police.

    The incident follows criticism of the team's senior management due to a poor start to the season, which saw the team lose eight consecutive games before Sunday's game.