By Brian Park

A man and a woman found dead in their home in an upscale San Juan Capistrano neighborhood were victims of gunshot wounds, and authorities have now revealed that two teenage girls were inside the residence at the time of the shooting.

The bodies of Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, were discovered early Sunday morning at their home at 32271 Peppertree Bend. Authorities have not identified a suspect and an investigation is ongoing.

An 8-year-old boy was found alive but also suffered gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he remains, with serious injuries but is expected to survive.

No further details were given. The news was announced via two consecutive Twitter updates by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, seen below.

Authorities said Monday that the Sachs were divorced but were residing together at the time of their deaths. Court documents show that the Sachs divorced in 2000.

The Sachs were noted entrepreneurs but were also mired in several lawsuits and business disputes.

The couple founded a now-defunct Internet service provider company, Flashcom, Inc., in 1998. In August 1999, Andra Sachs was “forcibly ousted” from the company’s board of directors, according to a transcript from the state Board of Equalization, stemming from a case surrounding the company’s purchase of her shares for $9 million.

Following her ouster from Flashcom, Andra Sachs spent the next few years in Nevada and Hawaii and bought homes there. She remained close with her ex-husband and his family and even spent some time living with her ex-mother-in-law.

The couple also had two electric-car conversion companies based in San Juan that were both shut down, Plug In Solutions and Jungle Motors. However, the Sachs continued to own the building, located at 32955 Calle Perfecto.

Chris Knuth, co-owner of Star Motors, brought his business to the building in 2007 and moved suites in 2011. Over the years, he said he would see the couple “a couple times a week.”

“I got along well with them. I know they had a lot of disagreements with people, but my experience was normal and fine. They always supported our business,” Knuth said. “We fixed their cars for them … We’d shoot the breeze here and there, but most of the time it was about business.”

Authorities are requesting anyone with information to call 714.647.7044. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 or online at

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