Authorities in Alabama say a U.S. Air Force veteran opened fire on his wife and their triplet daughters before turning the gun on himself at their home last week.
According to the The Daily Mail, the shooting occurred on Saturday night and resulted in the death of 44-year-old Charlene Orsi, one of the girls, and 51-year-old Bob Orsi.
Though the man’s complete military record was not included in initial reports, he worked at the Maxwell Air Base in Montgomery as a senior master sergeant.
The other two girls were reportedly shot multiple times and rushed to a hospital where they remained as of the latest reports available. A 13-year-old daughter was reportedly able to escape injury.
After shooting his family, officials say he set the family’s residence on fire before fatally shooting himself at around 6 p.m.
Reports indicate Charlene Orsi had sole custody of the four girls and had filed for divorce from Bob Orsi just nine days before she was killed.
The two had been married since 1994, as reported by WSFA. Both had served in the Air Force.
Charlene Orsi was employed as an elementary school teacher and had lived apart from her estranged husband for an unknown period of time prior to the shooting.
She listed irreconcilable difference in the divorce filing, but Bob Orsi denied her claim.
The woman’s half-sister mourned the senseless crime in a Facebook post, writing that she had to put her “faith in God” in light of the immense loss.
“She was taken from this world way too soon and even more heartbreaking so was one of my nieces,” Annette Aurelia Smallwood wrote.
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