A father reportedly shot lifeless his 14-year-old daughter earlier than turning the gun on himself after a name to his ex-wife.
Ava Wooden, a ninth grade pupil at Durgee Junior Excessive Faculty in Baldwinsville, was found in her mattress on Friday, January 20, with a gunshot wound to the top after her mom, Heather Wooden, advised police that she had failed to indicate up for varsity, the Syracuse Publish-Normal reported.
Her father, Christopher Wooden, 51, was discovered lifeless of an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound in one other bed room of the 6 Triangle Place dwelling, the place police recovered a shotgun, in line with the outlet.
Thursday evening, earlier than filming, Christopher known as his ex-wife Heather and mentioned, “That is the way it ends for us.”
Heather additionally reportedly advised an Onondaga County 911 dispatcher that Christopher had been depressed lately.
“It is robust to say the least, it isn’t a straightforward scene for both of us to see, the sheriff and I’ve been in legislation enforcement for a very long time and having to undergo a scene like that isn’t a straightforward factor to do,” Baldwinsville Police Chief Michael Lefancheck mentioned, referring to county sheriff Toby Shelley.
Two days earlier, Christopher had additionally despatched Heather a sequence of harassing textual content messages. In March 2022, he was concerned in a harassment incident in opposition to her.
The couple had been nonetheless married however separated and didn’t reside collectively, Lefancheck mentioned. Ava had primarily lived along with her father, he added.
“It’s with nice unhappiness and a really heavy coronary heart that I inform you of the tragic lack of Ava Wooden, a ninth grade pupil at Durgee Jr. Excessive Faculty,” the Baldwinsville Faculty District mentioned in an electronic mail. dad and mom.
“We’re a close-knit faculty neighborhood and our hearts are damaged by this tragedy. Our ideas are with Ava’s household and associates throughout this extraordinarily troublesome time,” he added.
On Sunday night, January 22, Ava’s associates, classmates and teammates stuffed St. Mary’s Church for a prayer service and candlelight vigil in her reminiscence.
Her soccer teammates, who wore their group shirts, described honor roll pupil Ava as a fun-loving woman who might be aggressive on and off the sphere, however nonetheless respects the whole lot. the world.