Grandfather Cab Driver Goes On Shooting Spree, Kills Four And Self (Update)
June 2, 2010
**UPDATE** Twelve people have now been confirmed dead, and twenty-five injured.
UK (ChattahBox) – A cab driver described as a new grandfather went on a shooting spree earlier today, shooting at least eleven people before killing himself.
Derrick Bird drove through Cumbria, shooting people seemingly at random in a shocking attack that has left the community reeling.
At least four were killed in the attack, just before he killed himself while police closed in on his location.
Witnesses at the scene of the shootings say he sat in his car and began taking shots at anyone nearby with a large shotgun.
It isn’t clear what set Bird off. He is described as a quiet man that lives alone, having been divorced for at least two decades. He became a grandfather a few weeks prior to the incident. He isn’t believed to have had any real trouble with anyone in the past, and was known by all in his small town.