British media report that at the Plymouth shooting, children aged 10 and 3 years old died. A total of six people, including the shooter, were killed. An unknown number of people have been injured and are still being treated. It‘s about the deadliest shooting in the UK in eleven years.
Emergency services received reports from the shooting around 6 pm (local time). With a lot of staff, they came on site and dropped off the area.
Shortly before Davison killed the girl and man, he had killed a 51-year-old woman at a home. The wife and Davison would have a family relationship, but what exactly they were about each other is still unclear. The woman was, as far as known, the only victim Davison knew.
The reason is still unknown, but police have ruled out terrorism. Most victims would not have been acquaintances of the perpetrator. Five people died on site, one woman died later in hospital.
‘Serious gun incident‘
Police speak of a “serious gun incident” and does not assume an act of terror. What exactly happened is still unclear. The incident happened at the beginning of the evening. The emergency services were present with many people and the area has been dropped off.
An elementary school and Churches in Plymouth are open from 9:00 a.m. (local time) for people wishing to process the incident, reports parliamentarian Luke Pollard via Twitter. Several British politicians have already responded. Home Secretary Priti Patel called the event “shocking” and said that her “thoughts are among the affected.” Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party, expressed support to witnesses and next of kin and thanked the emergency services for their commitment.
Youngest victim girl of 3 years
The youngest victim of the deadly shooting incident in Plymouth, England was a girl of 3 years old, reports local police. She was killed in the street on Thursday night by 22-year-old Jake Davison. Also a relative of hers, a 43-year-old man, died.
Previously, local media reported that the girl would be 10 years old. The police didn’t want to make any statements about that at the time and just said she was “very young.” Later it became known that it was a 3-year-old.
Shortly before Davison killed the girl and man, he had killed a 51-year-old woman at a home. As far as known, this was the only victim Davison knew. Further down the street, the shooter killed another 59-year-old man. A 66-year-old woman was hit and died later in the hospital. Davison also shot a man and a woman who knew each other. They were not seriously injured, but are still being treated in hospital.
Gun violence is relatively little common in Britain.