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Gunman Kills 12 in North England Rampage


2 June 2010

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A gunman killed at least 12 people in a rampage through quiet towns in and around the scenic Lake District of northwest England on Wednesday…

52-year-old taxi driver Derrick Bird opened fire on people in towns across the predominantly rural and sparsely populated county of Cumbria

In addition to the 12 dead, 25 others were wounded, including three whose condition was said to be critical, in shootings in 30 separate locations.

After a huge manhunt, Bird's body was discovered in a secluded area in Boot, a remote hamlet in the Eskdale valley, an area popular with hillwalkers. Police said he was believed to have killed himself…

The shootings began in the coastal town of Whitehaven where Bird worked… [P]olice chased Bird for three hours through sleepy towns and villages across the Cumbria…

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