At time of writing, police are searching for a gunman, who has killed a number of people and injured others after opening fire in several areas of west Cumbria.
Police are searching for the suspect, named as Derrick Bird, after shots were fired in Whitehaven, Seascale and Egremont, reports BBC News Online.
As the local newspaper website, the News & Star, groans under the weight of traffic, journalists covering the story locally are posting updates to Twitter and other sites. Key people to follow are:
- @nickincumbria – Nick Turner, head of digital content at local newspaper publisher CN Group;
- @channel4news and @skynewsbreak; Sky also has a Twitter list of its journalists covering the story, including crime correspondent @martinbrunt;
- The Guardian’s Matthew Weaver is also liveblogging the situation;
- Hashtags #cumbria and #whitehaven are also being used on tweets relating to the shootings.