• Short Summary

    A 34-YEAR-OLD GUNMAN WENT ON A 90-MINUTE SHOOTING SPREE IN THE BIG SCOTTISH CITY OF GLASGOW TODAY (TUESDAY), AND WOUNDED 15 PEOPLE BEFORE DYING BY A BULLET HIMSELF.

  • Description

    A 34-YEAR-OLD GUNMAN WENT ON A 90-MINUTE SHOOTING SPREE IN THE BIG SCOTTISH CITY OF GLASGOW TODAY (TUESDAY), AND WOUNDED 15 PEOPLE BEFORE DYING BY A BULLET HIMSELF.

    THE GUNMAN'S FLIGHT ACROSS GLASGOW BEGAN WHEN DETECTIVES VISITED THE APARTMENT BLOCK WHERE HE WAS LIVING TO INVESTIGATE AN UNCONNECTED CRIME.

    REPORTEDLY ARMED WITH .22 CALIBRE RIFLE AND A SHOTGUN, THE GUNMAN IMMEDIATELY OPENED FIRE. HIS FIRST VICTIMS WERE ONLOOKERS WHO HAPPENED TO BE ON THE STREET OUTSIDE. ARMED POLICE QUICKLY ARRIVED, BUT WERE QUICKLY PINNED DOWN.

    ADDITIONAL POLICEMEN REACHED THE SCENE AND SOON MORE THAN 100 MEN RINGED THE AREA. POLICEMEN CARRIED RIFLES, SHOTGUNS AND SOME HAD BODY ARMOUR.

    THE POLICE WERE UNABLE TO DISLODGE THE GUNMAN WHO EVENTUALLY CLIMBED THROUGH A SKYLIGHT ONTO A ROOF. HE THEN WENT DOWN TO THE STREET AND STOLE A SMALL CAR AND CRASHED THROUGH THE POLICE CORDON.

    HE STOPPED BRIEFLY AT A BAR, HAD A BRANDY AND, BEFORE POLICE COULD STOP HIM, STOLE A THREE-TON LORRY. THE CHASE CONTINUED UNTIL HE DROVE INTO A CUL-DE-SAC THREE MILES (FIVE KMS) FROM THE SCENE OF THE INITIAL SIEGE.

    THE GUNMAN RAN INTO A FLAT. THERE WERE MORE SHOTS AND POLICE FOUND THE MAN DYING FROM A BULLET WOUND. POLICE REFUSED TO DISCLOSE IF HE HAD SHOT HIMSELF OR DIED BY A POLICE BULLET.

    THE INJURED - AGED BETWEEN 17 AND 65 - INCLUDED AT LEAST ONE POLICEMAN AND TWO WOMEN BYSTANDERS. ONE INJURED MAN WAS SAID TO BE SERIOUSLY HURT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEUK75MC4ZHTDLFWEOO7YK3RQ0
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUK75MC4ZHTDLFWEOO7YK3RQ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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