As a Cumbrian, it's very sobering to have a tragedy like this occuring so close to home. The organisation I work for are based in West Cumbria - it's a very small, close-knit community and a lot of my colleagues know - or are even related to - some of the people who were killed and injured. My thoughts and sympathies are with them.
Boot Village where the gunman shot himself, is just down the road from a campsite I frequent when I go fellwalking in the Eskdale Valley.
I feel sorry for people who live those innercity areas where gun crime is a regular ocurrence - it's not something I'd want to have to get used to.