Plymouth shooting: Police release more information

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(Last Updated On: August 13, 2021)

Police have released more information following a shooting incident in Plymouth yesterday.

Six people have died, including the suspect. Two other people were injured in the incident are being treated in hospital.

Police have now released more information regarding the victims and the suspect.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Those deceased were a 51-year-old woman who was known to the offender, a three year-old girl and a related 43-year-old man, a 59-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman who died later in hospital.

“The 22-year-old offender who took his own life at the scene is believed to be 22-year-old Jake Davison who lives locally.

“Two other people, a 53-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man who were known to each other, were injured at the scene and continue to be treated in hospital. Neither are seriously injured.”

Emergency services were called to reports of a firearms incident in the Keyham area at around 6.10pm.

The area remains cordoned off by the police, with police present.

Devon & Cornwall Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said: “This is a truly shocking and tragic incident which has seen five people and an offender lose their life.

“The impact on the local community of Keyham, the city of Plymouth and many communities across the country in which relatives of the deceased live will be felt for many months and years.

“I have already been involved in extensive discussions with Plymouth City Council and local community leaders earlier today and we are committed to playing our part in helping the community deal with the impact a event like this brings.”

Jake Davison was a licensed firearm holder, the circumstances of which will now be subject to full, independent investigation and scrutiny.

Chief Constable Sawyer added: “I am immensely proud of how my officers dealt with the initial call and response to what was described as an extremely distressing scene.

“Both non-armed and armed officers attended within six minutes to what was a very fast moving event.

“We will now take whatever time is necessary to examine some 13 scenes within the immediate area. This may cause some disruption to the local community, for which we apologise, but there must be a forensic analysis to piece together any evidence possible”

Chief Constable Sawyer said: “This was a deeply traumatic event and I know local people will be worried and concerned.

“Anybody wanting support can contact the Victim Support’s National Helpline on 0808 1689 111.

“We will continue to talk and listen to our communities and support them in any way we can over the coming days and weeks.”

Devon & Cornwall Police have established a dedicated phone line for anyone with information concerning Thursday’s incident to contact.

Police have asked for anyone with mobile phone footage of the incident not to share it on social media and to respect the families involved.

Any witnesses or anyone with information can contact 01752 487887.

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