French gendarmes block the road leading to the scene where four people died in a shooting at a parking near the Annecy Lake, eastern France, including three found in the same British registered car, on September 5, 2012. Firemen were first to arrive on the scene and found the three bodies in the car. The fourth victim, a cyclist, was found nearby along with a seriously wounded young girl. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/GettyImages)
Prosecutor Eric Maillaud says the attacker or attackers violently beat and shot a 7-year-old girl found near the car. He said Thursday that the girl will be operated on and her life is out of danger.
He says a 4-year-old girl who huddled beneath the corpses and travel bags for more than eight hours in the back seat is in fine physical health.
Maillaud says three of the four victims were shot in the head. The fourth victim remains in the car pending further investigation.
He says they were found by a British former air force officer who was cycling in the area.
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