Australian twin sisters shot at a Colorado shooting range were both 29-years-old. Police are struggling to understand what happened. Both women were on cultural exchange visas. One died and the other is in critical condition.Â
Surveillance video of the incident shows the twins falling out of the shooting lane. The video never showed anyone entering or leaving the shooting lane except the victims. Authorities say the twins were using rented handguns and had arrived by taxi. There are no reports of anything strange occurring before the shooting at the Cherry Creek State Park shooting range.Â
Police they have no reason to believe the pair had an argument. Video shows the twins fell at the same time. Currently, this is a death investigation only and not a homicide investigation. However, the whole thing seems strange. Two women rent guns, go to a shooting range and both fall over at the same time. Could it be mutual suicide?Â
The shooting may have been an accident. However, the chances of two guns going off by accident in the same place, at the same time and hitting both people in the head seem remote. Autopsy of the dead twin should tell more.Â
To make the story more confusing, the owner of the firing range believes the women were recreational shooters and using small-caliber handguns. He thinks the shooting was not an accident, as the two were shot at about the same instant. Shooting ranges are dangerous and accidents do happen. People have been known to commit suicide at them too, could that be the case?Â
Doug Hamilton, the owner of the range, says the Australian twin sisters were using small- caliber guns and they were shot almost simultaneously. "It was a deliberate shooting," the owner said to reporters. One of the Australian twin sisters shot at the firing range will be questioned by the investigators if her medical situation improves. No matter what happened, this was a tragic event. Hopefully, more information will be forthcoming in the next few days.