Nothing seemed unusual when two twins visiting from Australia entered a Cherry Creek shooting range in Denver Colorado. But when a typical November day suddenly took a horrifying turn, both girls suddenly were discovered collapsed after suffering from gunshot wounds to the head. And yet even now authorities are completely at a loss for any explanation. How were they both shot simultaneously? And why are there so few answers surrounding this perplexing case?
When interviewing the Denver Post shortly after the incident, Louie Perea of the Arapahoe County Sherrif’s Office voiced his concern over the lack of answers, revealing a new twist around every bit of information. Both girls were reportedly in good spirits and didn’t exhibit any unusual behavior as they checked in. Currently the case is not being investigated as a murder as security footage doesn’t show anyone else around the stall where the two were shot and collapsed.
No suicide notes were discovered at the scene, and neither of the girls was acting strangely according to those working at the shooting range. Is it possible this incident was an accident gone horribly wrong? While authorities are not revealing many details, what remains unsaid tells us almost as much as what is being said.
If a bullet had ricocheted off of a panel inside the booth, this would have been fairly obvious. Shooting ranges are specially designed to minimize bullets hitting shooters when the bullets hit either the targets or the areas nearby the targets. But if the bullets had ricocheted from within the booth the girls were in, it would have most certainly left behind some obvious markings on the booths themselves. And it is possible that this, coupled with the fact that both girls seemed to be in high spirits, has led authorities to question what exactly led to the shooting and whether or not it was accidental. The fact that these two girls were trained in the use of firearms and knew what precautions to take doesn’t make the matter any simpler.
It’s always tragic when a loved one is lost, but the mystery of this case is only serving to compound that tragedy. That mixed with the fact that the details involved in it don’t seem to add up will no doubt be yet another hurdle the families of these girls will have to contend with as they attempt to persevere through this difficult time. The other twin, who is still in the hospital is according to authorities out of communication. With any luck there will be additional testimony from the surviving sister to cast some light on this perplexing tragedy.
Meanwhile we are left only with the enigmatic fact that two girls, seemingly in a good mood entered a shooting range and were then shot simultaneously as security footage revealed no one entering the booth. And apparently the facts not being revealed have brought authorities no closer to the truth than those that have been.