Six people, as well as a suspected gunman, have died in an exceedingly shooting in town.
Devon and Cornwall Police aforementioned 3 females, 2 males and also the suspect had died within the Keyham space of town on weekday evening.
One of the dead was a baby below ten, per associate degree MP, however the shooting isn’t terror-related, police confirmed.
The toll means that it’s the worst mass shooting within the GB for quite a decade.
Emergency services were known as to Biddick Drive shortly when 18:00 BST on weekday.
People were told to remain within and follow police recommendation because the emergency response developed.
Eyewitness Sharron, United Nations agency lives close and failed to need to grant her full name, aforementioned what happened was “horrendous then sad”.
“Firstly, there was shouting, followed by gunshots – 3 probably four to start with,” she said.
“This was once the shooter kicked within the door of a house and haphazardly started shooting. He ran from the house shooting as he ran and proceeded to shoot at a number of individuals within the linear park up from the drive.”
She aforementioned the “shooter proceeded on Royal Navy Avenue still shooting”.
Another witness, Henry Martyn Robert Pinkerton, aforementioned he “walked round the corner” and “bumped into a man with a shotgun”. He aforementioned the person was dressed bushed black.
a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police aforementioned 2 females and also the 3 males died at the scene, whereas one feminine died shortly when in hospital.
It added: “The space has been cordoned off and police aren’t trying to find anyone else in reference to the incident.”
Plymouth Sutton & Devonport MP Luke Pollard aforementioned the incident was “unspeakably awful” which he was “utterly devastated” to be told one among those killed was a baby.
The last mass shooting in Britain happened in 2010 when taxi driver Derrick Bird killed twelve individuals in Cumbria.