NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson’s step-parents and 11-year-old nephew have been killed in an apparent suicide in Oklahoma, multiple news outlets have reported.
Muskogee, Oklahoma — The parents-in-law and 11-year-old nephew of NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson were killed in an apparent murder-suicide Monday night, police in Oklahoma said.
Muskogee Police Department Responded to the shooting at the home of Jack and Terry Janway Monday night around 9pm According to Fox 23 in Tulsa. Detectives said Terry Janway called 911 and reported a disturbance and someone with a gun. When police arrived, they found a man lying in the hallway inside the front door.
Officers then heard gunshots inside the house and pulled people out of the hallway. Police found two more bodies after a search of the house. Officials said they believed there was no threat to the public.
Jack Janway and Terry Janway are the parents of Jimmie Johnson’s wife, Chandra Johnson.
Legacy Motor Club announced Tuesday afternoon that Johnson will not race in the NASCAR Cup Series in Chicago on Sunday and will withdraw the entry for the No. 84 car. Johnson is co-owner of the organization and was due to race this weekend.
“At this time, the Johnson family has requested privacy and will not be making any further announcements,” the team said in a statement.
NASCAR issued the following statement: NBCSports:
“We are saddened by the tragic loss of the Chandra Johnson family. The entire NASCAR family extends our deepest support and condolences to Chandra, Jimmy and the entire Johnson & Janway family during this difficult time. represents.”
Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick also issued a statement regarding the tragedy. Johnson won seven NASCAR Cup Series championships with Hendrick’s team.
“Our entire family and team are saddened by Chani, Jimmy and their loved ones,” Hendrick said. “This is truly an unthinkable tragedy and our hearts are broken for them. We have fully committed our organizational resources.”
If you or a loved one is facing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, there is help readily available. Call Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988 or Chat with them online. North Carolina also has resources available here and in South Carolina Available here.
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