A man in Sussex, England has allegedly shot his 8-year-old daughter before killing himself.
The young girl is being treated in hospital for serious injuries after her father reportedly shot her in the head earlier today. Her condition is described as “life threatening.”
Chief Superintendent Neil Honnor of the Sussex Police said to the Daily Mail that officials “are treating this as a tragic domestic incident and do not believe that anyone else is involved.”
The shooting took place in Northiam, East Sussex. Anthony Burr, a villager in the Spring Hill area of Northiam, said that he heard what he thought was “a firearm about 200 yards from our house” at about 4pm.
The girl’s father reportedly shot her at the home of his former partner, and killed himself shortly afterwards.
Police in Sussex said, "The body of a man has been found at the scene in Northiam. His death is not being treated as suspicious.”