A DAD reportedly told his estranged wife “this is how it ends for us” in a harrowing phone call before he shot dead their 14-year-old daughter and then turned the gun on himself.

The bodies of Ava Wood and her dad Christopher Wood, 51, were found in different rooms in their New York home on Friday.

The young girl’s mom had requested a welfare check following the disturbing threat she’d allegedly received the previous night and after learning Ava had not gone to school.

Both dad and daughter were found with gunshot wounds to the head.

Authorities say Christopher’s is believed to have been self-inflicted.

The incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

On the morning of their deaths, Ava’s mother requested a welfare check at the Wood residence after the teenager didn’t show up for school.

She claimed that no one answered the door of the home although cars were in the driveway.

In a phone call the night before, Christopher allegedly told the woman: “This is how it ends for us.”

The two had allegedly been involved in domestic disputes in the past, none of which turned violent, reported

The most recent incident involved Christopher allegedly harassing the girl’s mother via text message.

Ava was a student at Durgee Junior High School where she played soccer and was involved in track & field.

CNY Central reports that the school’s principal informed students during a scheduled lunch period.

“It was just shocking, like almost immediately after he said that people were screaming and in tears,” one student recalled.

Another said: “I’d only heard nice things about her, she was a super great person, It’s just so sad,”

Tiffany Stubbmann— Ava’s former track coach, said that Ava was a reliable and dedicated teammate.

“I completely counted on Ava. If I said ‘Ava do this’ she’d do it. She was self-directed, had drive and an unprecedented work ethic. And she was fast,” she stated.

The Baldwinsville Central School District canceled all extracurricular activities on Friday due to the 9th grader’s death.

In a Facebook post, Baldwinsville Central School District informed students and families of available counseling and support services.

Acting Superintendent of Schools, Joseph M. DeBarbieri, said in a statement: “We are a close-knit school community and our hearts are broken by this tragedy. Our thoughts are with Ava’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time.”

The young girl’s mother issued a statement on Saturday where she expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support from the community.

“To Ava’s friends, classmates, and teammates: please continue sharing photos and tributes to Ava,” she said.

“She loved each and every one of you, and we are grateful for the love you have shown her and our family.”


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