Chiefs player's neighborhood stunned by violence

People are coming and going from the house where a day before Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide in front of his coach. 

Police did not release any additional information about Saturday's murder-suicide. Belcher and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins, had a 3-month-old daughter.
 
A man who answered the door at the couple's house Sunday asked reporters, "Can you all respect grieving?" 
 
A short time later, two men loaded bags in a car, and two women drove away in it.
 
Neighbors in the Kansas City subdivision are stunned. Thirty-one-year-old Kristen VanMeter said she had taken community-college courses with Perkins. 
 
She called the murder-suicide a "surprise" and questioned what triggered it. Police reiterated Sunday that the couple had argued recently. 
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