- Oct 28, 2007
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Several people have been killed and others injured after a gunman opened fire in several areas of west Cumbria.
Police are searching for the suspect, named as Derrick Bird, after shots were fired in Whitehaven, Seascale and Egremont.
He is believed to be heading towards the central Lakes area in a grey or silver Picasso, registration ND55 ZFC.
This is happening now to the North and West of where I am and the gunman is heading South (towards us) apparently. I have friends up near West Cumbria and apparently everyone in the nearby towns is really scared - trains in and out have been stopped and road blocks in operation.
Friends reporting 10 or more seriously wounded brought in to the local hospital.
The killer started on a farm, headed into the nearby town and shot two people at different locations. One close encounter was another driver who came up to a red light - saw the Picasso with blown out windows and a driver nursing a shotgun in his lap, the driver telling the story sped off through red lights to get away.
Large manhunt underway - the killer may now have swapped cars.