Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Sad and disturbing: Man killed members of his family and himself

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The incident that lead to the death of 4 members of a family in County Durham is still undergoing further investigation. This is coming as one of the disasters around the world early this year. As reported, a man is suspected of shooting dead three female members of his own family before turning the gun on himself in Horden, County Durham, on a New year's day rampage, police said on Monday.
Police discovered the bodies of the man, 40, and three women at a house after members of the public reported hearing shots in the small town late Sunday, Association press reports. 
A short gun was found next to the man's body, police said, adding they were not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the killings. They said the man held a firearms licence and may have been a member of a gun club. It is thought the family had been out and that the incident happened in a matter of seconds on their return to the house. A 19-year-old woman luckily escaped with only minor injuries by hauling herself through and upstairs window. A male also survived the attack and is being treated as a significant witness. according to police. This particular man would possibly narrate his ordeal later.
"This is a sad event. We have four people who died late last night and our though and feelings are with their family and friends at this moment," Assistant Chief Constable Micheal Banks from Durham Constabulary told a press conference.-Punch news

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