4-Year Old Girl Alive After Hiding Under Dead Bodies For 8 Hours
A young girl was found alive among the dead bodies of her family members following a car shooting deadly shooting in Paris.
Immobilized with fear, a 4-year-old British girl huddled for eight hours beneath the legs of her slain mother in the back of a car filled with corpses on a remote Alpine road — all while French investigators stood nearby, unaware the girl was there.
The stunning discovery Thursday of the girl, apparently unharmed, heightened the drama around a mysterious shooting rampage that left four adults dead and a 7-year-old girl hospitalized with bullet wounds and skull fractures. The reason for the killing, in a wooded area near the village of Chevaline, remains unclear.
All were found in or near a BMW that prosecutors say belonged to a British family vacationing at a campground on the shores of Lake Annecy, a popular retreat in the French Alps. The owners of the campground told investigators the victims included two parents and a grandmother.
A cyclist stumbled across the grisly scene Wednesday, and police arrived to find a man’s body in the front seat and two women in the back, and a dead cyclist with no known ties to the other victims nearby. The 7-year-old girl was discovered near the car with bullet wounds and skull fractures and was hospitalized, Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud said. Her identity was unclear.
What a horrific experience for a child to have!