Cumbria Police can confirm that the 15 year old boy who died after a shooting incident was Edward Gabbert from Ulpha.
Edward tragically died at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, after he was injured in a shooting incident that took place at approximately 11 pm on Thursday 21 November 2013.
He was on farm land in the Ulpha area, with two other men, when an incident occurred and he was shot. He was taken to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where despite the best efforts of medical staff, he sadly died.
The Executive Head, Ian Smith and Simon Laheney, Head of School of Millom School, issued the following tribute to Edward:
“This was a tragic incident that has shocked the school. Edward was a popular student, mature, immensely loyal to his friends and a real Cumbrian. A true individual and lover of the great outdoors, Edward always knew his own mind and it’s fair to say his passions lay outside school, but he always had great relationships with the staff at school who knew him. As special assembly will be held on Monday to remember Edward and all our thoughts are with his family at this time.”
One man in his forties was not injured and has not been arrested.
The other man, aged 35 from Barrow, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and has been bailed while enquiries continue.
None of the people were related.