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Twelve dead as UK taxi driver goes on rampage

Twelve dead as UK taxi driver goes on rampage
A police officer places flowers at the site where a victim was shot by gunman Derrick Bird on June 2, 2010 in Seascale, England. (Getty Images)
Twelve dead as UK taxi driver goes on rampage
Twelve people were shot dead and a further 25 people injured after the 52 year old went on a rampage with a shotgun in Cumbria before killing himself. (Getty Images)
Twelve dead as UK taxi driver goes on rampage
Bird drove from Whitehaven through the villages of west Cumbria armed with a .22 hunting rifle and opened fire randomly. (Getty Images)
Twelve dead as UK taxi driver goes on rampage
Armed police investigating a major shooting incident stand beside a police vehicle on in the Seascale area. Bird is reported to have shot himself in woods near the hamlet of Boot. (Getty Images)
Twelve dead as UK taxi driver goes on rampage
A portrait of Gary Purdham, a young farmer reported to have been killed by Bird. (Getty Images)
Twelve dead as UK taxi driver goes on rampage
Duke Street in Whitehaven is cordoned off to the public with police-tape. (Getty Images)
Twelve dead as UK taxi driver goes on rampage
Police officers have launched an investigation to try and piece together the events that lead up to Bird’s gun rampage. (Getty Images)