Their father is suspected in a triple murder, and tonight his daughters speak to CBS13.
Police say the two girls narrowly escaped the gunfire when Kouei Saeturn started shooting late Monday night.
“I just really wish it was a dream, a really bad dream,” says Lai Saeturn.
For these two sisters, the nightmare began on Monday night. Investigators say their father, Kouei Saeturn, fought with his wife and were held back by their two sons. When the men let him go, investigators say he grabbed a gun and murdered his wife and two sons who were 19 and 22-years-old.
“I don’t have a mom anymore, I had two brothers and now I have none. This is really hard,” says Lina Saeturn.
Lina, 7 and 12-year-old Lai Saeturn, along with a cousin, ran for their lives.
“Did you ever think he was capable of doing this?” asked CBS13 reporter Kris Pickel.
“Never,” replied Lai.
The sisters, who are now speaking out, now believe that their father had recently started doing drugs.
“Did you see a big change in your dad’s personality?” asked Pickel.
“Yes, he got angry easier; he started yelling out of nowhere,” the sisters say.
The 2nd and 7th graders now have nothing. They can’t imagine going back to the family home, even for their belongings.
Friends have set up accounts, hoping donations will help the sisters pay for the three funerals, and maybe start a college fund to give these girls a future that their father ripped away from their brothers and mother.
“I just really miss them right now; I wish they were here,” says Lai.
The two girls say they have no intention of seeing their father, and they would like him to stay in jail for the rest of his life.