Police tape is pictured outside the home of the Hilli family, the British family shot in their car in the French Alps, in Claygate, Surrey, south-east England, on September 11, 2012. Detectives probing a massacre in the French Alps identified on Monday the type of weapon used in the horrifying attack but there was no sign of any other breakthrough in the investigation. A source close to the probe told AFP that only one weapon was used to kill three members of a British-Iraqi family and a passing
PARIS (AP) -- French police say a single weapon was used to kill four people in the Alps, and investigators are again scouring the scene of the crime.
A police official said Tuesday that a handgun was used to kill a British-Iraqi couple, a French cyclist and another woman. The official, who was not allowed to speak publicly about the investigation, did not provide the caliber of the weapon.
Investigators have at last confirmed the identity of the other victim, according to the Sipa news agency. The agency reports she is the Swedish-Iraqi mother-in-law of the car's driver, Saad al-Hilli, and grandmother to two girls who survived the attack.
The 4-year-old girl couldn't tell investigators what happened. Police plan to question her seriously injured 7-year-old sister.
The reason for the killings remains unclear.