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Cumbria shootings: 12 dead as gunman goes on killing spree

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/03/2010

Helen Carter, Severin Carrell and Caroline Davies

"Twelve people were confirmed dead and three were fighting for their lives last night after a taxi driver went on the rampage in the UK's worst shooting incident since the Dunblane massacre.

"Derrick Bird, 52, shot dead his twin brother and at least one colleague before driving through rural west Cumbria firing seemingly at random at people in towns, villages and on country roads and then killing himself.

"Eleven people were injured, three critically, during the three-and-a-half hour shooting spree which paralysed the county as police, hunting him on the ground and by air, ordered a lockdown."

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"Cumbria shootings: 12 dead as gunman goes on killing spree", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/cumbria-shootings-12-dead-as-gunman-goes-on-killing-spree