UK shootings – level 1

19-08-2021 07:00

A man shoots six people in Plymouth, UK. The incident is very unusual. A mass shooting does not happen often in the UK.

The man kills two people in a house. He kills two more people on the same street. Then, he runs away to a nearby park. He kills two more people there. Then, he kills himself.

Officials say that it is not terrorism. Police must find out why the man has a gun.

People are very surprised and sad. Hundreds of people meet near the place of the shootings on Friday. They light candles. They remember the six dead people.

Difficult words: incident (something unusual what happens), mass shooting (a shooting in which kills many people), terrorism (a crime to show a government that you are not happy with their work; terrorism crimes usually kidnap, hurt, or kill people), shocked (when somebody is very surprised because something bad or unusual happens).

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