Father murders teen twins and himself, wounds wife

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A chilling 911 call has been released by police in suburban Chicago during which a man informed a dispatcher that he had just murdered his twin daughters, wounded his wife, and was about to shoot himself.

St. Charles police received a call Friday around 5:15 p.m. and responded to the scene at a luxury condominium complex where they found the bodies of Randall Coffland, 48, and his daughters, Brittany and Tiffany Coffland, who would have celebrated their seventeenth birthdays on Tuesday.

Also found at the scene was Coffland’s estranged wife, Anjum Coffland, 46, who had sustained gunshot wounds to her legs. She was transported to Delnor Community Hospital where she was reportedly in stable condition on Sunday.

According to police, Anjum and Randall Coffland were married but living separately in St. Charles. Their daughters resided in an apartment with their father.

Authorities released the tragic 911 audio during a Sunday press conference. Randall Coffland said during the call, “I just shot and killed my two kids and I shot my wife … and I’m going to kill myself now.”

Coffland then stated his address and said, “I’m going to kill myself now, too. My two girls are dead, and I’m killing myself.”

The dispatcher attempted to engage Coffland again, yet received no response until he is heard shouting in the background, presumably at his wife, “I want you to live and suffer like I did.”

Police received a call moments later from Anjum Coffland, begging them for assistance.

“Oh, my god, my husband shot my kids!” she cried. “My daughters are dead!”

Randall Coffland was employed at a mid-sized Chicago law firm, according to his LinkedIn page. Anjum Coffland works as an insurance claims adjuster with MetLife.

Police characterized the incident as “domestic related.” On Feb. 9, they responded to a report of “domestic trouble” involving the couple at a different residence, but officials claim that “nothing physical happened” and no arrests were made.

A fundraiser has been set up online to assist Anjum Coffland with her medical bills and her daughters’ funeral expenses.

 

H/T: Daily Mail

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