Alps Shooting Victims All Had Two Bullets in the Head
Four people killed in a horrifying shooting in the French Alps were all shot twice in the head, autopsies carried out on their bodies have established, officials said Saturday.
"All four were killed by several bullets and all four were hit twice in the head," Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud told news hounds here.
"The whole scene was played out in a very, very short time."
The prosecutor refused to offer any interpretation of his remarks, but they will inevitably strengthen the impression held by many experts on crime that the attack was the work of professional killers.
Maillaud said he could not divulge any details of the ballistic analysis of the bullets recovered from the bodies of three members of a British-Iraqi family and a local cyclist who is believed to have come upon the scene of Wednesday's shooting by chance.
Investigators will have established from the autopsies how many guns were used in the attack and possibly the type of weapon or weapons, which may give them an indication as to whether the attack was a random robbery or car-jacking that went wrong or a contract killing.
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