Derrick Bird (November 27th, 1957 - June 2nd, 2010) was a spree killer who was responsible for the Cumbria Shootings that happened on June 2nd, 2010. Before the shooting he traveled to Rowrah where his twin brother David lived and killed him.
After that he went to the home of Kevin Commons and shot him in the shoulder, Commons staggered to his farmyard where Bird shot him twice in the head. After killing Commons, he then drove to Duke Street and called Darren Rewcastle who was a cab drive that Bird knew, when Rewcastle walked up to Bird's cab he was shot in the lower face, chest, and abdomen twice, he later died from his injuries. He then drove up to cab driver Don Reid where he shot him in the back but he ending up surviving.
Bird then drove to towns such as Carleton, Wilton, and Gosfirth, where he killed Jennifer and James Jackson, Issac Dixon, and rugby league player Garry Purdham, he also drove top Seascale where he killed James Clark with a shotgun blast to the head, Bird then drove to the seafront where shot at Michael Pike twice and the 2nd shot ended up killing him. On the same street he killed Jane Robinson in the neck and head, he then later killed Kenneth Fishburn and Susan Hughes in Egremont, in the end he killed 12 people and injured 11 before killing himself. The guns he used were a CZ 452 bolt action rifle and a George Fisher 12-guage double barrel shotgun.
The motive for the shooting is unknown but it could've been from a dispute he had with his family over his father's will, another motive for the attack was from him being beating unconscious by 4 men back in 2007, friends of Bird said he changed after that.
There has been speculation that Bird may have had a grudge against people associated with the Sellafield nuclear power plant that he worked for as a joiner, resigning in 1990 due to an allegation of theft of wood from the plant. He was subsequently convicted, and given a 12-month suspended sentence. Three of the dead were former employees, although there is no evidence that any were involved with his resignation.