Wednesday, June 02, 2010

12 are dead as Britain is stunned by mass shooting

SEASCALE, England - A taxi driver drove his vehicle on a shooting spree across a tranquil stretch of northwest England on Wednesday, killing 12 people and wounding 25 others before shooting himself, officials said.

The rampage in the county of Cumbria was Britain's deadliest mass shooting since 1996 and it jolted a country where handguns are banned and multiple shootings rare.

The body of the suspected gunman, 52-year-old Derrick Bird, was found in woods near Boot, a hamlet popular with hikers and vacationers in England's hilly, scenic Lake District. Police said two weapons were recovered from the scene.
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This is sad beyond words. May the memory of those killed be eternal.

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