12 dead in British shooting spree

09:25, June 03, 2010      

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Police stand guard at the shooting site in Cumbria, northern England, June 2. Twelve people were killed and at least 25 others injured after a gunman carried out a series of shootings in Cumbria, northern England, local police confirmed on Wednesday. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Twelve people were killed and at least 25 others injured after a gunman carried out a series of shootings in Cumbria, northern England, local police confirmed on Wednesday.

Police in Cumbria, about 560 km northwest of London, said the body of the suspected attacker, a 52-year-old taxi driver Derrick Bird, was found 20 miles away in woods near the hamlet of Boot later.

Police said they had recovered two weapons, adding Bird was believed to have taken his own life.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said earlier in the House of Commons that he was "alarmed and shocked" by the shootings.

"I regret to report that a number of people have been shot and at least five people have died," he said. "the government will do everything it possibly can to help the local community and those affected."


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