Derrick Bird

NAME: Derrick Bird

CONVICTIONS: Mass murder

SPAN OF MURDERS: June 2nd 2010


DATE OF BIRTH: 08/10/1957

STATUS: Committed suicide by shooting himself the same day

MORE INFO: The Cumbria shootings were a killing spree that occurred on 2nd June 2010 when lone gunman, Derrick Bird, killed 12 people and injured 11 others before killing himself in the county of Cumbria. The attacks began in mid-morning, sparking a major manhunt by Cumbria Constabulary. Bird, a 52 year old local taxi driver, was later found dead in a wooded area, having abandoned his vehicle. Two weapons that appeared to have been used were recovered. There were 30 different crime scenes investigated and police confirmed it was the worse incident of mass shooting in Britain since the Dunblane massacre of 1996.