Going out for a bike ride, stumbling upon a slaughter and then being slaughtered yourself. The little girl won't have any issues down the road either.
A 4-year-old British girl was found “frozen” in fear Thursday, hiding for more than eight hours among the bodies of her dead family, who had been shot to death inside a car in an idyllic French Alps vacation spot.
The young girl was physically unharmed but traumatized, according to French authorities, who found her father, mother, and grandmother gunned down in a BMW packed with vacation clothes.
The girl’s 7-year-old sister is fighting for her life after suffering multiple gunshot wounds and a cracked skull. The wounded girl was found outside the car, and close to her, a passing bicyclist had been shot dead.
The man in the driver's seat of the BMW was identified by a police source as Saad al-Hilli, 50, who was born in Baghdad but was a resident in Claygate, Surrey in the southeast of England, AFP reported.
The horrific attack near Lake Annecy, France, has shocked residents and visitors to the affluent mountain resort.
“We have never seen such horror on our doorstep before,” said local mayor Didier Berthollet.
Detectives are still uncertain as to motive, but they are examining multiple angles — including a contract killing, robbery, or “family drama,” the London Evening Standard reported.