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19/08/1987 Hungerford massacre

Hungerford massacre was a series of random shootings in Hungerford, England, 1987, when Michael Robert Ryan, an unemployed antique dealer, and handyman, fatally shot 16 people, including a police officer, before shooting himself. The shootings, committed using a handgun and two semi-automatic rifles, occurred at several locations, including a school he had once attended.


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