Six people killed in Plymouth shooting, including suspect


Three men and three women died on Thursday after the shooting in Plymouth, according to British police.

One of the men is believed to be an archer.

Devon & Cornwall police said five people died and one woman died shortly after admission when attending a bidick drive site in the Keyham district of Plymouth around 6:10 pm Thursday. rice field.

All are believed to have died from gunshot wounds.

Police said all families had been identified and informed, but they have not yet confirmed the identity of the deceased.

Luke Pollard, MP of Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport, said a local newspaper reported that one of the victims was a small child under the age of 10. Mr. Pollard said the case was “indescribably terrible.”

A police car, marked as a police officer, was placed on the cordon on Thursday night on a road near the scene of the incident.

The scene of a criminal police officer in a white suit could be seen with a camera on the street.

The general public who lived in the area was not allowed to enter their home.and statement Police Devon & Cornwall said the turmoil in Keyham’s road network would continue all night, announced after midnight.

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A police cordon is seen in the Keyham area of ​​Plymouth, England, on August 13, 2021, in which six people, including a criminal, were killed in a gunshot wound. (BenBirchall / PA)
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A forensic officer in the Keyham area of ​​Plymouth, where six people, including a criminal, were killed in a gunshot wound in a firearms incident in Plymouth, England, on August 13, 2021. (Benverchar / PA)

Police said they were continuing the investigation, but did not look for other suspects, emphasizing that the case was not terrorist-related.

The general public with “immediately after the incident” mobile footage is encouraged not to post them on social media and to respect the victim’s family.

A witness who lived near Bidick Drive and named her Sharon said he saw a man shooting people randomly.

“There was a scream first, followed by a gunshot. The first was three, and in some cases four,” she told the BBC.

“This was when the shooter kicked the door of the house and started shooting randomly … he ran away from the house and started shooting some of the linear parks above the drive.”

Another witness, Robert Pinkerton, told the BBC that he “walked around the corner” and “hit a rifle with a shotgun.”

Home Secretary Pretty Patel Tweet On Thursday evening, the incident was “shocking” and her thoughts lie in the affected people.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also expressed his condolences twitter..

“My thoughts are on the friends and family of those who lost their lives, and everyone who was affected by the tragic incident in Plymouth last night. Thank you for the paramedics’ response,” he said on Friday. I wrote in.

PA contributed to this report.

Lily Zhou