BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. — Christopher Wood purchased the 20-gauge shotgun used in the murder of his 14-year-old daughter Ava Wood on Jan. 4, 2023; 16 days before Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputies found Ava and Christopher dead in their Baldwinsville home, with Christopher dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Sheriff Toby Shelley.
“I’m in my 29th year of law enforcement; that was one of the most challenging scenes I’ve walked through,” Sheriff Shelley said.
According to the Sheriff, Christopher had never owned a firearm before, at least not one that they were aware of him owning legally.
He said its impossible to know why exactly he purchased the gun, but the Sheriff told CNY Central other than needing to clean up a few minor details, the investigation is essentially over. Concluding from his perspective, that Christopher shot Ava before turning the gun on himself.
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