At Least 6 Die In Britain’s Deadliest Mass Shooting In More Than A Decade.

| 13th August 2021 | 0 Comments
Police work the scene after a deadly shooting in Plymouth, England, on Thursday.
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A gunman in southwest England killed five people, including a young girl, before turning his weapon on himself, police say. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in Britain in more than 10 years.

The gunman shot and killed a woman at one address in Plymouth early Thursday evening before killing “a very young girl,” Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said in a news conference Friday.

Luke Pollard, a member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, later said in a tweet that one of the victims was younger than 10 years old.

“He also shot and killed a male relative of that girl,” Sawyer added. “This was a truly shocking event and was witnessed by members of the public.”

In an update on the victims, police said the girl was 3 years old. The first woman who was shot and killed was 51, police said, adding that she “was known to the offender.” The other victims who died include two men, ages 43 and 59, and a woman, 66, who died in the hospital.

Sawyer identified the gunman as Jake Davison, 22. The police stressed that the shooting “is not a terrorism-related incident.”

The death toll is the highest from a shooting in Britain since 2010, when 12 people were killed in Cumbria.

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