Summary of Fatal Gun Incidents April 2018 - March 2019

by Gun Control Network on 21-10-2019

GCN monitors FATAL GUN INCIDENTS in Great Britain and compiles a list that summarises the available information.

This information is collected from online media reports though it's not possible to provide a complete picture as details are often lacking. For example, the type of weapon is not always revealed and some deaths are not made public immediately — in particular, self-inflicted deaths are often not reported until the conclusion of an inquest many months later and some never appear in the media.

GCN is often frustrated by the reluctance of the authorities and/or the media to provide accurate details, particularly on the weapon involved, its provenance and legal status. F0I requests for more information are routinely refused.

We would be grateful for any authenticated updates that would allow us to add to the details below and provide a more complete picture.

RECORDED GUN DEATHS IN 2018-19 51 (as at 17 May 2019)

Homicides (33) – 7 handgun, 2 shotgun, 1 air rifle, 23 unknown (most of these are likely to be handguns)

Date   

Victim (Age)

Location

Weapon

 

Apr 2      

Amaan Shakoor (16)

Walthamstow, NE London

 

5

Apr 2

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake (17)

Tottenham, N London

 

5

Apr 15

Tyrone Dorsett (20)

Bordesley, W Midlands

 

5

Apr 18

Kenny Reilly (29)

Maryhill, Glasgow

 

5

May 1

Leon Maxwell (38)

Queensbury, NW London

 

5

May 5

John Kinsella (53)

St Helens, Merseyside

Revolver

1

May 5

Rhyhiem Barton (17)

Southwark, S London

 

 

May 16

Abdul Rahman (24)

Highgate, W Midlands

 

 

May 22

Taimoor Zaheer (22)

Handsworth, W Midlands

Shotgun

1

Jun 8

Miguel Reynolds (21)

Netherton, Merseyside

Handgun

5

Jun 13

Luke Graham (31)

Ashton-u-Lyne, G Manchester

 

3

July 19

Dwaine Haughton (24)

West Village, W Midlands

 

3

July 26

Stanley Metcalf (6)

Sproatley, E Yorkshire

Air rifle

4

Aug 2

Christopher Lewis (24)

Chapeltown, Leeds

 

3

Aug 31

Anthony Sargeant (33)

Lee Bank, W Midlands

 

3

Sep 3

Ismail Tanrikulu (22)

Tottenham, N London

 

2

Sep 6

Gary More (32)

Gartness, N Lanarkshire

Handgun

3

Sep 22

Guled Farah (19)

Walthamstow, NE London

 

3

Oct 4

Joshua Bains (28)

Upton, Northampton

Handgun

3

Oct 7

Carl Russell (27)

Belle Vale, Merseyside

Handgun

5

Oct 11

Hashim Ali Ahmed (22)

Hillingdon, W London

 

1

Oct 17

Leroy Ottey (25)

Wavertree, Merseyside

Handgun

5

Oct 22

Ethan Nedd-Bruce (18)

Greenwich, SE London

 

 

Oct 27

Patryk Olowniuk (20)

Bedford, Bedfordshire

 

3

Dec 4

Esam Ayad (26)

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

 

5

Dec 7

Addison Packeer (27)

Willenhall, W Midlands

Handgun

3

Dec 18

Richard Odunze-Dim (20)

Edmonton, N London

 

5

Jan 15

Tom Bell (21)

Balby, South Yorkshire

Shotgun

3

Jan 17

Christy Walshe (40)

Southend, Essex

 

3

Feb 8

James Taylor (34)

Liverpool, Merseyside

 

5

Mar 17

Andrew Jenkins (54)

Shepway, Maidstone, Kent

 

3

Mar 22

Janette Dunbavand (81)

Northchurch, Herts

 

6

Mar 25

Ramane Wiggan (25)

West Norwood, S London

 

 

 

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Unknown (1) - 1 rifle

Mar 25

Marco Cavola (42)

Carse of Gowrie, Perthshire

Rifle

7

 

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Self-inflicted (14) – 12 shotgun, 1 rifle, 1 unknown

Apr 16

Matthew Garside (43)

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs

Shotgun

8

Apr 22

David Morrice (19)

Widnes, Cheshire

Rifle

8

May 8

Michael Headland (81)

Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Shotgun

8

May 9

John Gozzard (85)

Painswick, Gloucestershire

Shotgun

 8

Jun 14

Christian Mangles (17)

Blakey Ridge, N Yorkshire

Shotgun

8

July 20

George Keppler (81)

Longham, Norfolk

Shotgun

8

Aug 10

Nicholas Goddard (62)

Marlborough, Wiltshire

Shotgun

10

Sep 9

Paul Saunders (55)

Clun, Shropshire

Shotgun

8

Sep 10

John Hodgson (48)

Easington, Cleveland

Shotgun

9

Sep 14

Unnamed (30s)

Clandon Park House, Surrey

Shotgun

7

Nov 15

James Bedingfield (45)

Dronfield, Derbyshire

Shotgun

10

Jan 19

Unnamed (63)

Hardendale Quarry, Cumbria

Shotgun

 

Mar 22

John Dunbavand (81)

Northchurch, Herts

 

6

?

Mark Angliss (50)

Sholing, Hampshire

Shotgun

5*

 

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Police (3)

Apr 9

Richard Cottier (41)

Romford, E London

Police weapon

 

Jan 4

Sean Fitzgerald (31)

Coventry, W Midlands

Police weapon

 

Mar 15

Trevor Smith (52)

Birmingham, W Midlands

Police weapon

 

 

Key

Red font – Female Victim

1. One or more person convicted of murder

2. One person acquitted of murder

3. One or more person charged with murder

4. One person charged with manslaughter

5. One or more suspect arrested

6. Reported to have been a Murder-Suicide – cause of death not confirmed and no other        details reported

7. Reported to have been an Accident

8. Inquest verdict – Suicide (* date of death unknown)

9. Inquest – Narrative Verdict

10. Inquest adjourned


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