Three people have been found shot dead in a British-registered people carrier in the French Alps while a young girl is fighting for her life in hospital, officials in France say.
The Foreign Office is urgently looking into the incident, which also left a fourth person, a male cyclist, dead from gunshot wounds.
The bodies of the three people, two women and a man, will remain in the BMW in a car park on the outskirts of a forest, overnight. Forensic experts are travelling from Paris to the scene near Lake Annecy in the Haute-Savoie region, which is popular with tourists.
Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud said the young girl, found wounded on a road near the village of Chevaline, is aged between six and seven years old. She is in a critical condition in a Grenoble hospital.
No weapon has been found but the area was left littered with bullet cartridges.