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Man suspected of killing five people and himself in Plymouth shooting named as Jake Davison, 23

Written by on 13/08/2021

The gunman suspected of killing five people before shooting himself dead in Plymouth has been named as 23-year-old Jake Davison.

Devon and Cornwall Police has confirmed two females and two males were found dead at the scene in Keyham – along with the man believed to be the offender.

All are thought to have died from gunshot wounds.

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Another female who was treated at the scene, also for gunshot wounds, died later in hospital.

Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, tweeted: “I’m utterly devastated that one of the people killed in the Keyham shooting was a child under 10 years old.”

He also confirmed that more people were being treated for their injuries in hospital.

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Speaking to Sky News on Friday morning, Mr Pollard described the incident as “utterly devastating” and said the police were still trying to piece together what happened.

Officers were called to Biddick Drive at about 6.10pm last night.

South Western Ambulance Service said Hazardous Area Response Teams, multiple ambulances, air ambulances, doctors and senior paramedics were also sent to the scene.

Police declared a “critical incident” but stressed the shooting was not terror related and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with what happened.

The next of kin of those who died have been informed.

Police officers and marked patrol cars were stationed at cordons on roads near the scene.

 Sky News

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