Wednesday, September 5, 2012

French police find four shot dead, rush 7 year old girl to hospital following suspected assassination

Four people have been shot dead in the French Alps - with three of them found inside a British-registered BMW four-wheel drive.

The suspected assassination happened in a forest car park near the village of Chevaline, near Lake Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie region.

Three adults were found dead inside the vehicle, which had UK licence plates. A man was found at the wheel, and two women in the back.

A young girl was found near the car, and initial reports said she died later from her injuries. A local prosecutor has now said she is in a critical condition in hospital in the city of Grenoble.

The body of a cyclist was also found nearby.

The girl is believed to be around seven-years-old and was shot at least three times, according to reports quoting police sources.

The four bodies were riddled with bullets in what looked like a "deliberate assassination", the reports added. Read More