Summary of Fatal Gun Incidents April 2019 – March 2020

by Gun Control Network on 23-04-2020

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 DEATHSIN 2019-2020 49

Homicides (23; 8 shotgun, 2 handgun, 13 unknown – all but one most likely to be handguns)

Date

Victim (Age)

Location

Weapon

Outcome

Apr 17

Bradley Welsh (47)

Edinburgh, Scotland

Unknown

3

Apr 18

Remal Hunt (28)

Erdington, W Midlands

Revolver

1

May 7

Dante Mullings (23)

Ladywood, W Midlands

Unknown

3

Jun 14

Eniola Aluko (19)

Plumstead, SE London

Unknown

5

Jun 21

Edward Simpson (25)

Feltham, W London

Unknown

5

Jul 5

Craig Small (32)

Wembley, NW London 

Unknown

3

Jul 7

Grineo Daka (27)

Leyton, NE London

Unknown

3

Jul 7

Kwasi Mensah-Ababio (26)

Wembley, NW London

Unknown

1

Jul 13

Gurinderjit Rai (41)

Corhampton, Hampshire

Shotgun

5

Aug 5

Kathleen Gold[1] (78)

Rowledge, Surrey

Unknown

6

Aug 8

James Teer (20)

Erdington, W Midlands 

Shotgun

1

Sep 8

Wilson Varela (24)

Kentish Town, N London

Shotgun

 

Sep 15

Hemwand Ali Hussain (30) 

Hartlepool, Co. Durham

Unknown

3

Nov 19

Iron Miah (40)

Whitechapel, E London

Unknown

3

Dec 15

Marion Price (63)

Earls Barton, Northants

Shotgun

3

Dec 24

Flamur Beqiri (36)

Battersea, S London

Unknown

5

Feb 22

Debbie Zurick (56)

Winsford, Somerset

Shotgun

6

Mar 13

Abdul Wahid Xasan (19) 

Coventry, W Midlands

Unknown

3

Mar 16

Stephen Maguire (27)

Birkdale, Merseyside

Handgun

 

Mar 19

Abdullahi Mahmoud (29) 

Enfield, N London

Unknown

5

Mar 29

Kelly Fitzgibbons (40)

Woodmancote, W Sussex

Shotgun

6

Mar 29

Ava Needham (4)

Woodmancote, W Sussex

Shotgun

6

Mar 29

Lexi Needham (2)

Woodmancote, W Sussex

Shotgun

6

 

Self-Inflicted (24; 16 shotgun, 1 bolt gun, 1 possible rifle, 6 unknown)

Apr ?

Phillip Kendrick (57)

Penybont, Radnorshire

Shotgun

8

Apr 25

Mark Wellesley-Wood (67) 

Dumbarton, Scotland

Shotgun

8

May 8

John East-Rigby (65)

Mockbeggar, Hampshire

Shotgun

8

May23

Tim Jones (17)

Middleham, N Yorkshire

Shotgun

10

Jun 14

Christopher Lane (70)

Chichester, W Sussex

Shotgun

10

Jun 28

Guy Bennett (37)

Dartford, Kent

Sawn-off shotgun

8

Jun 30

Russell Houghton (47)

Crimplesham, Norfolk

Shotgun

9

Jul 5

Dennis Underwood (70)

Stock, Essex

Not reported - legal

8

Jul 20

Michael Ross (46)

Driffield, E Yorkshire

Shotgun – legal

8

Aug 5

John Pudsey (82)

Hutton Cranswick, E Yorks

Shotgun – legal

8

Aug 5

Ronald Gold[2] (83)

Rowledge, Surrey

Unknown

6

Aug 21

Darrel Griffiths (66)

Llandysul, Ceredigion

Bolt gun[3]

8

Sep 8

Reece Ramsey-Johnson (22)

Sydenham, S London

Shotgun

7

Sep 10

Alan O’Connor (66)

Southampton, Hampshire

Shotgun

10

Oct 11

Terry Rumming (58)

Yapton, West Sussex

? Rifle[4] 

8

Nov 19

Kevin Limer (50)

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Shotgun

 

Dec 6

Simon Rivett-Carnac (53)

Charlton, Wiltshire

Shotgun

10

Jan 3

John O’Driscoll (88)

Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire

Unknown

 

Jan 12

Robert Knight (92)

Morcombelake, Dorset

Unknown

10

Jan 17

Paul Cheshire (52)

Thatto Heath, Merseyside

Unknown

10

Feb 2

Edward Webb (77)

Didcot, Oxfordshire

Shotgun

10

Feb 26

John Zurick (67)

Winsford, Somerset

Shotgun

6

Mar 29

Robert Needham (42)

Woodmancote, W Sussex

Shotgun

6

 

Police (3)

Nov 29

Usman Khan (28)

London Bridge, C London

Police weapon 

10, 11

Feb 2

Sudesh Amman (20)

Streatham, S London

Police weapon 

10, 11

Mar 8

Hassan Yahya (30)

Westminster, C London

Police weapon 

10

 

Key

Bold italic font – Female Victim

  1. One or more person convicted of murder
  2. One or more person charged with murder
  3. One or more suspect arrested
  4. Reported to have been a Murder-Suicide – not all details known
  5. Reported to have been an Accident
  6. Inquest verdict – Suicide
  7. Inquest – Open Verdict
  8. Inquest awaited or adjourned
  9. Terrorist incident

[1] Full details not yet known - not confirmed which of the couple fired the gun

[2] See footnote 1

[3] Hanged himself at same time as firing the gun

[4] Died at Ford Rifle Ranges, weapon not reported


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