Baldwinsville, N.Y. — An upstate New York father, Christopher Wood, allegedly shot and killed his 14-year-old honor roll daughter, Ava Wood, before turning the gun on himself.
According to reports, Ava was found in her bed with a bullet wound to the head after her mother, Heather Wood, reported her missing to police.
The couple was still married but the relationship was strained and they no longer lived together, according to local media. The teen girl stayed mostly with her father.
Christopher was found dead in another bedroom with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A shotgun was recovered at the scene.
Prior to the incident, Christopher had reportedly told his estranged wife, Heather, in a phone call, “This is how it ends for us.”
Heather also reported that Christopher had been experiencing depression recently.
“It’s difficult, to say the least, it’s not an easy scene for either of us to witness, both the sheriff and I have been in law enforcement for a long time and to have to walk through a scene like that is not an easy thing to do,” said Baldwinsville Police Chief Michael Lefancheck.