From NBC12 News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NBC12) - The well-liked football player and a woman were both found shot to death in an apartment.
Police confirmed McNair was shot multiple times, while the 20-year-old female victim was shot once in the head.
Nashville police identified the woman as Sahel Kazemi, whom police say was a friend of McNair's.
A pistol was found near her body.
Police are investigating but so far have released few details.
"One female, one male. We now know the male deceased is Steve McNair," said Nashvill Police spokesperson Don Aaron.
McNair played 13 seasons in the NFL, 11 with the Tennessee Titans, a pro-bowl quarter back who led the Titans to the SuperBowl in 2000 and was the league's co MVP in 2003.
McNair also played for the Baltimore Ravens before injuries forced him to retire in April 2008.
"I played the game with a lot of passion," said McNair during a previous interview. "I played the game with a lot of heart and it showed over the course of my 13 years."
As one of the most beloved players on the Titans roster, fans were shocked and saddened by news of his death.
"I think it's a great tragedy that somebody would do something like this," said witness Nate Firestone.
"He was more than a great football player, he had class," said driver Shaheed Rahman.
A tragic ending as police try and determine the circumstances behind the shootings.