POSTED: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 9:04am
NBC News — Mystery surrounds a shooting in the French Alps that left four adults dead and a seven year old girl hospitalized. Investigators found a four year old girl who had spent eight hours in the back of a car with the bodies of her family members. A cyclist was also found shot dead on the mountain road near Lake Annecy where the shootings took place.
It's been two days since the crime, and people who live nearby are still shocked. Police are expected to conduct autopsies on the bodies friday. A regional prosecutor cautioned it was too early to confirm the victims' identities.