Europe's worst shooting sprees
The massacre of at least 12 people in the Lake District region of northwest England on Wednesday is one of the most deadly shooting sprees over the past 15-years in Europe. Herewith major European shootings:
BRITAIN: A lone gunman goes on a shooting spree in a school in Dunblane, central Scotland on March 13, 1996, killing 16 pupils and a teacher. The 43-year-old gunman then turns the gun on himself.
GERMANY: A 19-year-old disgruntled student from Erfurt in eastern Germany who has been expelled, kills 16 people, including 12 teachers and two pupils and then shoots himself on April 26, 2002.
GERMANY: a 17-year-old German youth goes on a rampage at his old school on March 11, 2009, gunning down 15 people before killing himself.
FRANCE: A gunman kills 16 people in the southern French region of Var on September 24, 1995. The 17-year-old gunman then kills himself.
SWITZERLAND: A lone gunman, 57, with a grudge against a local bus company bursts into a regional parliament chamber in the central Swiss town of Zug on September 27, 2001, killing 14 local politicians before shooting himself.
FINLAND: A 22-year-old gunman runs into a school classroom, shooting dead eight female students and one male classmate as well as a male teacher, before turning the gun on himself on September 23, 2008.
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