1:52 PM PDT -- The Oceanside PD tells us ... Seau's girlfriend was at the home this morning and saw Seau alive ... before she left to the gym at 7:45 AM.
We're told when she returned ... she claims she discovered Seau bleeding from his chest and immediately called 911.
NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead at his Oceanside, CA home this morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy just spoke outside Seau's San Diego house, claiming Seau's body was initially discovered by Seau's girlfriend.
A 911 call was placed around 10AM this morning -- authorities responded to the scene, and found Seau's unconscious body inside a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Paramedics attempted to revive Seau, but life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead on the scene. His body has just been removed from the house and is currently being transported to the Medical Examiner's office in a white van.
McCoy says investigators recovered a handgun in the bedroom -- and the case is currently being investigated as a suicide.
A law enforcement official tells TMZ ... no suicide note has been discovered at the scene.
Seau's mother also spoke briefly -- and she was hysterical, crying to God, "Take me. Leave my son alone!"
The news said that he left a suicide note saying he wanted his brain donated to science because he had mental problems due to his many concusions and hits to his head. How sad
I DO NOT belive you.....Post the link saying they said that.........They are investigating but have not confirmed. You should not post something is not true, I am talking about the note said the above,