Local man held as bloggers get-together ends with 3 dead and 7 wounded

One from my partners-in-literary crime right here.

police scene of crime Police had sealed off the area outside the suspects home last night

A 53-year-old Whitechapel man was in police custody last night after 3 people were shot dead and 7 were hospitalised with serious gunshot wounds following a violent altercation at his home in Commercial Road.

All the dead and injured are believed to be contributors to the popular blogging site, WordPress, who had gathered at the man’s home for a meeting, where they were hoping to discuss their respective blogs and to swap ideas on writing and self-publishing.

We spoke to one man who attended the gathering and witnessed the carnage.

Toby “Novelist” Dell, an unemployed painter and decorator who writes a daily blog about surviving on benefits and has written 3 self-published books on car maintenance for single men and the pitfalls of sending money to Russian women, told us:

“Things were going great at first. Bloggers were…

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