That is sad. I read another linked story of a UK shooting. Odd how in the comments, they talk about more punishments and possibly bringing back capital punishment, but no talk of guns. If these same people commented on a crime here in the US it'd probably have everything to do with a gun.
I guess since guns are banned, they're not willing to acknowledge that they were wrong before about gun bans having any beneficial effect. I realize gun crimes are still rare in your part of the world, but figures show that that was the case long before any gun ban!