San Diego woke up to some terrible news yesterday:
The Sheriff’s Department released no new details Monday about the deaths at a rented condominium just off Orange Avenue in the usually idyllic tourist town (of Coronado), but family and others began to talk about the three men and one woman who died.
David Reis, 25, and his 24-year-old sister, Karen, were two of the dead. David Reis was a Navy F/A-18 pilot stationed at a Miramar Marine Corps Air Station training squadron, and his sister was a former University of California San Diego volleyball player who had been coaching high school and club teams, said their father, Tom Reis of Bakersfield.
People familiar with (the men) who rented the Park Place condo said one of the deceased was roommate Bob Reeves, another Navy jet pilot training at Miramar.
The other dead man is a 31-year-old civilian who lives in Chula Vista, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office.
The shooting occurred just off the city’s main thoroughfare, Orange Avenue. At 2:20 a.m., Coronado police responded to a call of shots fired at the Park Place unit and found a man lying dead in the doorway of the residence.
Searching inside, they found two other men and a woman, all dead. There’s no word who was found where or if this was a murder-suicide — though sheriff’s officials have said there are no outstanding suspects.
The Reis siblings and Reeves were in downtown San Diego for New Year’s Eve and then returned to the condo with the Chula Vista man, according to 10News, a media partner of U-T San Diego.
Two young FA-18 pilots with everything to live for, a sister, and a still unnamed “third man” from Chula Vista.
This sounds ugly, and my heart goes out to the families.