Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Twelve people have been killed by a gunman who went on the rampage across Cumbria in north-west England.
Taxi driver Derrick Bird shot dead a colleague in the town of Whitehaven before driving through the countryside apparently targeting people at random.
Twenty-five others were injured, three critically and five seriously. Police said they had 30 separate crime scenes.
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Mr Bird’s body was found in a wooded area in Boot in the Lake District and two weapons have been recovered.
The mass shooting is England’s worst since 1987, when gun fanatic Michael Ryan killed 16 people in Hungerford, Berkshire.
The Queen said she was “deeply shocked” by the shootings and shared the country’s “grief and horror”.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm