Randall Coffland, 48, of Chicago shot and killed his twin 16-year-old daughters, injured his estranged wife, and then turned the gun on himself, but not before calling a police dispatch and telling them what happened.
The wife, Anjum Coffland, 48, suffered with a gunshot wound to her legs. She is in stable condition. The 16-year-old daughters, Brittany and Tiffany Coffland were found dead by police, but say other than a violent gunshit, there were no signs of struggle. They would have turned 17 on Tuesday.
The couple was estranged and the father shared an apartment with his two teenage girls. After killing them, he yelled at his wife, “I want you to live and suffer like I did.”
The Daily Mail has more:
Anjum and Randall Coffland were married but living separately in St Charles, according to police. Their daughters shared an apartment with their father.
On the dramatic 911 call released by the authorities during a press conference on Sunday, Randall Coffland says: ‘I just shot and killed my two kids and I shot my wife, and I’m going to kill myself now.’
The father-of-two then recites his address to the dispatcher before reiterating his intent to commit suicide.
‘I’m going to kill myself now too. My two girls are dead, and I’m killing myself,’ he says.
The dispatcher asks the caller to stay with him, but there is no response from the other end of the line.
Coffland then can be heard shouting in the background, apparently at his wife, ‘I want you to live and suffer like I did.’
Moments later, a wounded and distressed Anjum Coffland placed a frantic call to police begging them to come.
‘Oh my god, my husband shot my kids!’ she screams. ‘My daughters are dead!’
According to his LinkedIn page, Randall Coffland worked as a network manager for a mid-size Chicago law firm.
His wife has been employed as a claims adjuster with the insurance company MetLife since September 2015.
Police Deputy Chief David Kintz says the Cofflands were married but living separately in St Charles, about an hour from Chicago.
In the immediate aftermath of the murder-suicide, police characterized the deadly shooting as a ‘domestic related incident.’
A neighbor called 911 around 5.15pm on Friday to report that shots were fired on the 400 block of South First Street, followed by two back-to-back calls from Randall and Anjum Coffland.
Tammy Hartje, a neighbor, said about 15 minutes before police arrived she heard a commotion.
‘When I walked across the street I had heard screams. I looked up and I noticed in that apartment they had the door open and I was thinking that’s weird because it was so cold outside,’ Hartje told the TV station WGN.
Authorities say the twins Brittany and Tiffany, their father and mother were the only people inside the residence at the time. The girls and their dad each sustained a single gunshot wound to the head, reported the Chicago Tribune.
A search of the crime scene yielded two firearms, included a 9mm handgun that was found near Randall Coffland’s body. Police say the man had a valid gun permit.