LIVE updates as Plymouth shooting leaves six dead including child


Six people, including a child, have died after a gunman opened fire in a residential area of Plymouth.

Officers were called to the scene in Biddock Drive, in the Keyham area of the city, shortly after 6pm on Thursday (August 12).

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that two females and two males died at the scene, along with another man who is believed to be the offender.

Another female was treated at the scene for gunshot wounds and later died in hospital.

The force said officers were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, which it confirmed was not terror-related.

Police in Keyham after shooting

Local MP Luke Pollard said one of the victims was a child under the age of 10.

Witnesses described hearing gunshots with one saying she saw a man “randomly” start shooting at people.

In a statement early on Friday morning, Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Following attendance at the scene, two females and two males were deceased at the scene.

“A further male, believed to be the offender, was also deceased at the scene. All are believed to have died from gunshot wounds.

“Another female treated at the scene for gunshot wounds, died a short time later in hospital.

“All of the next of kin of the deceased have been located and informed by Devon & Cornwall Police officers.

“Devon & Cornwall Police would stress this is not a terrorism related incident.

“The area has been cordoned off and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.”

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