As more info about the Coffland family tragedy comes to light, HollywoodLife.com has exclusively learned that police responded to a domestic trouble call just one month before the awful shooting. Here’s what it all means.
Randall Coffland, 48, committed an unspeakable act when he shot and killed his 16-year-old twin daughters Brittany and Tiffany in a murder-suicide on March 10 int St. Charles, IL. Now, a spokesperson from the St. Charles Police has exclusively confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that there were additional signs of trouble leading up to the tragedy: “We responded to a report of domestic trouble involving a husband and wife a month before the couple’s twin daughters were found shot to death on Friday along with their father. At present we are still investigating what the motive might have been.” Just heartbreaking.
As we previously knew, police responded to a 911 call from Randall on Friday, March 10. He confessed to the dispatcher over the phone that he killed his daughters, shot his wife and the twins’ mother Anjum Coffland, 46, in the legs, and planned to shoot himself next. This all took place inside their condominium in St. Charles, which is about 40 miles outside of Chicago. Kane County Coroner Rob Russell identified Brittany, Tiffany and Randall as those who died in the shooting.
Anjum made a separate call to 911, screaming that she and her daughters had been shot. She is the sole survivor, and “is still recovering at Delnor Hospital in Geneva” according to police, apparently in stable condition. Our hearts go out to her during this awful time, and we’ll keep you updated as we learn more about this tragic situation.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that the Cofflands were having domestic trouble before this terrible shooting? Please leave your thoughts for the twins’ friends and family in the comments below.