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Gunman goes on the rampage in English Villages :(

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by SHARPIE, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. SHARPIE

    SHARPIE In through the out door... Staff Member

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    Headline here says 'At least 5 dead' but the news has just announced 'At Least 12' :(

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/10214661.stm

    Goodness knows why :(

    One of my best friends is from Cumbria and is up there visiting at the moment.

    Cumbria is famous for being very quiet and is home of the famous 'Lake District'.
     
  2. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    How awful!
    My sympathy to all involved with the tragedy.
     
  3. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

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  4. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    There are no words. Horrific. :(
     
  5. floskate

    floskate Vacant

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    I just saw this now on ITN. Shocking seems such a weak word to describe my reaction to the news. Utterly horrifying. :(
     
  6. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    :(

    Sharpie, I hope you hear from your friend very soon.
     
  7. floskate

    floskate Vacant

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    Latest BBC report says 12 confirmed dead and 25 injured with gunshot wounds. Three of those are said to be fighting for their lives. This is already the worst shotgun attack in the UK since Dumblaine. :(
     
  8. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    How completely horrific. And it would seem that the gunman didn't even know most (if not all) of those who he killed/injured -- just drove around shooting at random. :(
     
  9. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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  10. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    How horrible :(.
     
  11. LynnW

    LynnW Politiking for Purple

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    How awful. And shocking. :(
     
  12. NancyNC

    NancyNC Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely horrible... :(
     
  13. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

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    Horrendous. I was in Northern England a bit during my vacation last year, and I just loved it. What an awful thing :(
     
  14. Nan

    Nan Just me, retired

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    I will never understand what directs people to do things like this. It's just crazy.
     
  15. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    That's just it -- there is not "understandable" reason behind rampages like this. Something snaps inside a disturbed person's brain and they go off on a murderous rampage. :( And to those who argue that "guns don't kill, people do" -- I think it would be very difficult to kill or wound very many people using a knife while driving by in a car.
     
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  16. cruisin

    cruisin Banned Member

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    Sharpie, have you heard from your friend? I hope you have or do soon.
    Just devastating :(
     
  17. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    My prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their family and friends.
     
  18. SHARPIE

    SHARPIE In through the out door... Staff Member

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    Hi, I have heard from my friend (who was in an affected village) Luckily, she and her 4 mth old baby left the area alightly earlier.

    She tells me she knows of some of the dead, a twin spinster sister and a guy trimming a hedgw.

    Devastating wherever :(
     
  19. cruisin

    cruisin Banned Member

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    Thank goodness for your friend and her baby. Thank you for letting us know she is okay.

    Prayers for all of those devastated by this.
     
  20. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

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    (((Sharpie and Sharpie┬┤s friend)))
    So sad and crazy.
    I visited Lake District for one day three years ago, so beautiful!
     
  21. millyskate

    millyskate Well-Known Member

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  22. Quintuple

    Quintuple papillon d'amour

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    Awful and sad. I heard on the news tonight, alongside a story that here in SF a crazed driver ran into 3 bikers in 3 separate locations. Not the same magnitude, but the same horrible randomness in victims.
     
  23. skatefan

    skatefan home in England

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    This is so desperately sad. What on earth possesses a person and sets them off on a village to village murderous rampage destroying so many lives and so many families.