The Alps shooting which has shocked the British nation and the people of an Alpine region of France continues to confound the authorities. What now appears to be a husband and wife, plus an elderly woman were all found dead in their BMW car. They had each died from a gunshot wound to the front of the head. The couple's seven-year-old daughter, Zehab was shooting and beaten in the attack and remains in hospital. Their four-year-old daughter, Zaina, was found hidden under the two dead women in the back of the car. She is said to be traumatised.
Although a little more information is now known of what happened the police investigation still has a long way to go.
The dead couple have been named as Mr al Hilli and his dentist wife Iqbal. Mr as Hilli was originally from Iraq. Police have been told that there was a family feud over money.
The emergency services were called after a passing cyclist raised the alarm. He is a former RAF officer who was on vacation in the area. Another cyclist reached the area a little before though, and he was killed by the murderer. Sylvain Mollier, 45, was found dead at the scene.
15 spent cartrdiges were found at the scene of the shootings but no weapons. The latest police statement has said that they want to locate a man who was seen speeding away from the area. He is said to be "a man who was wearing a black shirt and driving a white Peugeot 4x4."
Other than that currently the police have little to go on. They believe that during the run up to the holiday Mr an Hilli had something playing on his mind.
Zehan had been put into an induced coma by the hospital initially. She has now undergone surgery and is said to be out of danger. The police are hoping that the two little girls will offer vital information leading to an arrest. It will be a case of treading carefully though in light of what they have experienced and seen.
Zaina who remained cureld up under the legs of the two dead women, for more than eight hours, was only discovered by police once campers at the same site told them the couple had two girls with them.
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