2011 - JUNE REVIEW

 

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Gun Deaths - At least 12 people were murdered in Britain in June.

A summary of the reported murders:

  • A man was shot and killed in Stockwell, south London. The victim was gunned down as a motorcycle carrying two men approached him.

 

  • Two young men aged 18 and 19 were killed in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The pair were reportedly shot in the head at close range by hand guns.

 

  • A mother and her two-year-old daughter were shot and killed in Braintree, Essex. The woman was reportedly involved in a custody dispute over her daughter with the murder suspect, who turned the gun on himself but didn't die. He was arrested in the hospital.

 

  • A young man aged 18 years was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Tulse Hill, south London.

 

  • A man was shot and killed in Manchester while sitting in a parked car.

 

  • A man was shot and killed in Stratton Strawless, Norfolk. His body was found at an animal shelter with bullet wounds, and police arrested a woman who was previously in a relationship with the victim.

 

  • A man was shot and left dead in the street in West Dulwich, south London.

 

 

Air guns - There were once again several reported incidents involving potentially fatal air guns. These often consisted of legally owned air weapons being used to terrorise other individuals or animals. We located and reported 44 shootings or assaults with either a shotgun, handgun or air gun. This includes all fatal shootings, hold-ups and animal shootings which police indicated involved one of those types of gun. In 24 of those incidents (55%), an air gun was the weapon used, not an illegal handgun or shotgun.

 

 

The recorded incidents involving an air gun included:

  • Two shootings resulting in severe injury, including one in Nottingham and another in Hull.

 

  • Two cases of threats by pointing a gun at someone, in Devon and in Gwynedd, while another two previous gunmen were jailed -- a drink-driver in Staffordshire and a 21-year-old in Wick who threatened to shoot the mother of his child.

 

  • Air guns were also used in 18 incidents to kill and injure animals, resulting in death on eight occasions. These incidents included four pet cats, a rare peregrine falcon, a buzzard, and two swans, with one's shooting resulting in the death of at least three cygnets and eggs. See the bottom section of the June Incidents for details.

 

Imitation and BB guns - People across the United Kingdom continue to be victimised by realistic imitation firearms, which are legal and frequently the gun of choice for armed robbers. The weapons are terrifying to victims who constantly assert they fear for their life when assaulted by someone with an imitation gun. They are also commonly used by an attacker to pistol-whip a victim, usually leaving the person with significant head injuries.

 

Since these guns are legal, it's no surprise they appear most often in armed assaults. It also indicates that in a majority of cases in which the gun is not identified, it's likely the perpetrator was using an imitation gun.

 

We located 53 total incidents this month involving a person assaulting another, including both new incidents and jail sentences handed down for previous incidents. This includes all incidents in which fear was a very severe consequence of the attack but a gun wasn't actually fired. From those 53, the perpetrator used an imitation gun or an unknown weapon in 36 (68%) of the cases.

 

 

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