On 2 June 2010 a gunman shot 23 people, killing 12 of them, in the county of Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom. The series of attacks began in mid-morning in Frizington and moved to Whitehaven, Egremont, Gosforth and Seascale, sparking a major manhunt by Cumbria Constabulary. The gunman, a local taxi driver named as 52-year-old Derrick Bird, was later found dead in a wooded area, having abandoned his vehicle in the village of Boot. Two weapons that appeared to have been used were recovered. There are 30 different crime scenes being investigated. Police confirmed it was the worst incident of mass shooting in Britain since the Dunblane massacre of 1996.