Published On: Mon, Sep 10th, 2012

Zainab al-Hilli, 7-year-old Alps shooting victim, comes out of coma

Zainab al-Hilli, the seven-year-old girl shot and injured in an attack in the French Alps which left her parents dead, has been brought out of a coma.

Saad al-Hilli

French prosecutor Eric Maillaud said Zainab al-Hilli, from Surrey, is still under sedation and will not be able to be questioned for several more days.

But police hope she will will eventually be able provide more information about the shootings.

Mr Maillaud said her four-year-old sister Zeena has returned to the UK.

Zeena lay undiscovered for eight hours after her parents, a woman thought to be her grandmother and a local cyclist died in Wednesday’s attack in Chevaline.

Mr Maillaud said: “She returned to the UK by air. On arrival she was put under the care of the authorities and the social services.”

French police are also investigating Saad Al-Hilli, the girls’ father, and his ties to British defense companies, seeking out a motive for the brutal attack.

“All four were killed by several bullets and all four were hit twice in the head,” Mr Maillaud said.

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