Friday, September 17, 2021

Six killed, including suspect in Plymouth shooting

Police in England said three men and three women were killed on Thursday after a shooting incident in Plymouth.

One of the men is believed to be the shooter.

Devon and Cornwall Police said five people were found dead on their way to the scene at Biddick Drive in the Keeham area of ​​Plymouth at around 6:10 p.m. on Thursday, and a woman died shortly after in hospital.

It is being told that all died due to bullet injuries.

Police said all the families have been traced and informed, but they are yet to confirm the identities of the dead.

Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport, said a local newspaper reported that one of the victims was a small child under the age of 1o. Pollard said the incident was “inexplicably terrifying”.

Police officers and marked patrol vehicles were stationed under siege on Thursday night on the roads near the site of the incident.

Scenes of crime officers in white suits can be seen using cameras in the street.

Members of the public living locally were not allowed into their homes. In Statement Published after midnight, Devon and Cornwall Police said the disruption to the road network in Keyham would continue overnight.

Plymouth shooting incident
A police cordon is seen where six people, including a perpetrator, were killed in a gunfight in the Keyham area of ​​Plymouth, England, on August 13, 2021. (Ben Birchall / PA)
Plymouth shooting incident
Plymouth shooting incident
Forensic officers at Biddick Drive in the Keyham area of ​​Plymouth, where six people, including the perpetrator, were killed in a firearms incident Thursday evening in Plymouth, England, on August 13, 2021. (Ben Birchall / PA)

Police said they were continuing the investigation but were not looking for any other suspects and insisted the incident was not related to terrorism.

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Members of the public who have mobile footage of them “in the immediate aftermath of the incident” are urged not to post them on social media and to respect the families of the victims.

A witness, who lives near Biddick Drive and gave her name as Sharon, said she saw a man randomly shooting people.

She told the BBC: “At first, there was shouting, followed by a hail of gunfire – three, possibly four to begin with.”

“It was then that the shooter kicked at the door of a house and randomly started shooting… he ran home and proceeded to shoot some people in Linear Park above the drive.”

Another witness, Robert Pinkerton, told the BBC that he “went around the corner” and “was hit by a shotgun.”

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Home Secretary Priti Patel said Tweet The incident on Thursday evening is “shocking” and his condolences are with those affected.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also condoled this Twitter.

“My condolences are with the friends and family of those who lost their lives and with all those affected by the tragic incident in Plymouth last night. I thank the emergency services for their response,” he wrote on Friday.

PA contributed to this report.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

Six killed, including suspect in Plymouth shooting
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