Millions of people have been navigating these weeks under quarantine with care, but a California family is trying to make sense of a tragedy. Wednesday (April 15) was just another day in San Diego County where residents were urged to stay home and social distance. However, things took a deadly turn when Caira Christopher and Leah Christopher—15-year-old twins—were shot and killed.
According to reports, Caira Christopher and Leah Christopher were in a Lemon Grove, Calif. home with 40-year-old Joann Hoyt and 22-year-old Gary Paul Goode. At the time of this publication, the relationships between the occupants haven’t been made clear.
Yet, what is known is that at some point, 38-year-old Dwayne Edward Groves Jr., the ex-boyfriend of the twin girls’ mother, opened fire, murdered the sisters, and injured Goode. Emergency responders were able to rush Goode to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Following the shooting, authorities searched for Groves on foot with the help of a patrol helicopter. They quickly found Groves hiding in a neighbor’s backyard. He was taken into custody and booked on multiple charges including “suspicion of two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.'” He’s being held without bail and is reportedly scheduled to stand before a judge in early May.