GP tells of horror in Cumbria shooting rampage aftermath

A GP called to certify the deaths of shooting victims in Cumbria has told of his horror at 'blood flowing in the street' of the village of Seascale.

Aftermath of the shooting in Cumbria (Photograph: rexfeatures)
Aftermath of the shooting in Cumbria (Photograph: rexfeatures)

Speaking to the BBC, Dr Barrie Walker, a GP for 30 years in Seascale, said: ‘I went out to help my colleagues, drove into the village and found a seriously injured man in a Range Rover car.

'Bystanders came and said: "Can you come and see two bodies further in the village?" They were people with serious shotgun injuries lying on the pavement in the village. It was fairly horrific.

'I've never seen shotgun injuries like this and people lying on the pavements. There was an aura of shock in the village and it was just so quiet. Blood flowing in the street in a village like Seascale is not a usual occurrence.'

Taxi driver Derrick Bird, 52, turned his gun on himself after killing 12 people and injuring 25 yesterday.

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