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Body of man found at scene in Northiam Girl shot in Sussex

Girl shot in Sussex by man believed to be father. Body of man found at scene in Northiam where young girl was thought to have been shot in head and seriously wounded

The scene of the shooting in East Sussex has been sealed off by police.  A girl has been seriously injured after being shot by a man believed to be her father in a village in East Sussex. Sussex police said the body of a man had been found at the scene of the incident in Spring Hill, Northiam, near Rye, and his death was not being treated as suspicious. The girl, aged between six and eight, is thought to have been shot in the head. South East Coast Ambulance described the gunshot wound as serious. She was transferred by ambulance to King's College Hospital in south London, where her condition was unknown. A Sussex police spokesman said armed officers were at the scene and there was no risk to the public. "Spring Hill has been sealed off while officers investigate the incident and is likely to be closed for the next few hours," he said.

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