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Girl shot by father dies in hospital

By Tom Pugh

A seven-year-old girl shot by her estranged father after being caught in the middle of a bitter domestic dispute has died.

Yasser Alromisse opened fire on Mary Shipstone from a car parked on a driveway next to her home before apparently killing himself in the vehicle.

Mary was left in a life-threatening condition following the shooting in East Sussex, just before 4pm on Thursday.

But the youngster, who lived with her mother and brother, died from her injuries at 2.56pm yesterday at King's College Hospital, London.

Last night, relatives spoke of their sense of loss.

In a statement issued through Sussex Police, they said: "We are today grieving the death of our beautiful and loving Mary."

It emerged that Alromisse was separated from Mary's mother, did not live at the property and his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Chief Superintendent Neil Honnor of Sussex Police said: "This was a tragic domestic incident that has had the most terrible of outcomes for the family."

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