Randall Coffland called 911 Friday evening to say he had just shot and killed his twin 16-year-old daughters, and also shot his estranged wife, St. Charles police said Sunday.
On the 911 call recording released by police following a news conference Sunday, Randall Coffland can be heard saying, apparently to his estranged wife, “I want you to live and suffer like I did.”
Moments later, Anjum Coffland called 911. She can be heard screaming, “My girls are dead,” and calling out her girls’ names.
She told dispatchers her estranged husband had shot her and their daughters. She was shot once and suffered gunshot wounds to both her legs, police said.
When officers arrived at the Cofflands’ condo, they found the girls, Tiffany and Brittany Coffland, and their 48-year-old father dead, all three from single gunshot wounds to the head, police said. Anjum Coffland, 46, was listed in stable condition Sunday at Delnor Community Hospital, they said.
Police said Randall Coffland shot his estranged wife and daughters before turning the gun on himself.
“This is a tragic and horrific event,” Deputy Chief David Kintz said at the news conference.
Police called the incident a domestic situation. St. Charles police have been working with the Kane County state’s attorney and the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force in the investigation.
Randall, Tiffany and Brittany Coffland had been living together in the First Street apartment, while Anjum Coffland had been living in another St. Charles apartment, according to authorities.
Today would have been the girls’ 17th birthday.