Eight-Year-Old Girl Left Fighting for Life After Being Shot In The Head By Father 7 years ago

Eight-Year-Old Girl Left Fighting for Life After Being Shot In The Head By Father

An eight-year-old girl in the UK is battling life threatening injuries this evening after being shot in the head by her father.

It's believed that the tragic incident occurred near Rye in East Sussex and the man later turned the gun on himself.

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According to the Daily Mail, police have said that they are treating it "as a tragic domestic incident" and do not believe that anyone else is involved.

"At this stage, we are not in a position to confirm the relationships of all those involved but we can say that the girl and the man knew each other. The man does not live at the address.

"We are treating this as an isolated incident and there is no evidence that any other members of the public are at risk. Spring Hill has been sealed off while officers investigate the incident and is likely to be closed for the next few hours."

A local from the area told MailOnline that it appears that the man travelled to his ex-partner's home and shot the young girl, with his body later found in a car outside the property.