Details are scarce at this point. Seau was believed to be staying at a house in Oceanside. A shooting has reportedly occured at that residence and Seau was present.
It is unclear whether the event is being treated as a possible homicide. In 2010, Seau drove his car off of a cliff just hours after he was arrested for assaulting his then-girlfriend. He claimed that he fell asleep at the wheel while driving and insisted that he was not trying to commit suicide.
Update: Harvey Levin of TMZ is now saying that Seau’s death was a suicide. He shot himself:
A law enforcement source at the scene tells us Junior committed suicide … shot himself tmz.com/2012/05/02/jun…
— Harvey Levin(@HarveyLevinTMZ) May 2, 2012
Seau played in the NFL for 17 years, most of them with the San Diego Chargers. He retired as a member of the New England Patriots after a short stint with the Miami Dolphins.