UK shootings – level 2

19-08-2021 07:00

A man killed six people in the city of Plymouth in southwest England. Officials described the incident as rare and shocking, and they said that it was not terrorism.

The gunman came to a house where he killed a mother and a daughter. Then, he killed two people on the same street, and he ran away. He killed two more people in a nearby park, and then killed himself.

Mass shootings do not happen often in the UK, and the country has one of the lowest gun murder rates in the world. On Friday, hundreds of people gathered near the place of the shootings, and they remembered the killed people.

Difficult words: rare (when something does not happen very often), mass shooting (a shooting in which several or many people die), rate (the number of times when something happens in a period of time).

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