Breaking news: French shooting deaths a mystery – car has British plates
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Haute-Savoie police are investigating the deaths of four people, three of them found in a car and one on a bicycle next to the car, in the wooded hillside above Annecy, France. A young girl is in critical condition from what appears to have been a mass shooting, with spent shells surrounding the car. The macabre scene was discovered by a passing cyclist at about 15:40 Wednesday afternoon. He is reported by French police to be in shock.
The car, a black BMW, has British plates, and authorities in the UK are “urgently” investigating the deaths. The area is closed off, with some 60 French police on the site Wednesday evening.
The car was in a wooded parking lot, on the edge of Chevaline and Doussard. One man was in the front, two women in the back. The child was at the left front of the car and the cyclist on the right. Police say for now they have no theories about what happened.