Father in French Alps shooting named, family lived in Surrey

6 September 2012
Vehicles of French gendarmerie drive on the "Combe d'Ire" road in the French Alpine village of Chevaline
Vehicles of French gendarmerie drive on the "Combe d'Ire" road in the French Alpine village of Chevaline. Three of the four people killed in a mystery shooting in the French Alps were shot in the head in what the prosecutor in charge of the case called an act of "extreme savagery."

The father of a family slain in the French Alps was identified Thursday as Saad al-Hilli, a 50-year-old born in Baghdad, a French police source said.

The father, mother and grandmother from the same family were found dead on Wednesday following a shooting in which another man also died. Two daughters from the family survived.

The police source also confirmed that the Hilli family lived in Claygate, Surrey, southwest of London.