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Girl shot by mother over holiday to Australia

A 44-year-old woman in Düsseldorf, Germany, killed herself on Monday after shooting her 18-year-old daughter in a row over a holiday to Australia.

Düsseldorf, Germany.
Düsseldorf, Germany. Image by Kai Engelhardt / CC BY-SA 2.0

The girl, who had been planning a long-term trip to the country, managed to escape after being shot at least five times, and was given emergency first aid by nearby construction workers. The pair were rushed to hospital, where the mother later died from her self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Police confirmed the daughter is still in intensive care. Read more: thelocal.de