Accident, Suicide or Muder?: Australian Twins Shot in Arapahoe County
A tragic and confusing death at an Arapahoe County, Colorado shooting range has investigators baffled. Twin sisters visiting from Australia suffered gunshot wounds critically injuring one and ending the life of the other. Unfortunately, authorities have little idea whether it was an accident or intentional. To make the incident more complex, no one has been able to identify which of the twins survived.
Kate James, a writer for Gather.com, provides a summary:
Members of the victim’s family are going to Colorado to help identify the body of the dead twin sister and be with the surviving twin. As of now, authorities are not sure if the shooting was a suicide, foul play or an accident – there was no suicide note. At this point investigators do not believe that a third person shot the 29-year-old twins. The surveillance video showed the twins falling backwards at almost the exact same time at 2:50 p.m. on Monday afternoon. The video did not show anyone enter the stall other than the two sisters.
MSNBC.com reports that “investigators are trying to determine how both women were shot in the head. They aren’t looking for any suspects. They’re trying to sort out whether the shootings were accidental or intentional.”
The confusion coupled with the international angle of the case make this a very complicated situation. The two girls were visiting from the state of Victoria in south east Australia and were in the US on cultural exchange visas.