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12 Aug, 2021 19:49

6 people, including suspected gunman, killed in Plymouth shooting

6 people, including suspected gunman, killed in Plymouth shooting

Five people as well as the suspected shooter have been killed in a “serious firearms incident” in the British port city of Plymouth that drew a massive response from police and emergency services.

A total of six people died in the shooting, police reported on Thursday. Two men and two women were killed on the scene, yet another woman died in hospital, Devon and Cornwall Police reported. A suspected gunman was also pronounced deceased at the scene.

Helicopters, multiple ambulances were sent to the scene as what was initially described as a “serious firearms incident” unfolded around 6.10 pm local time.

Shortly after the incident, Conservative MP Johnny Mercer was quick to state that the shooting “was not terror related,” and that no suspect was “on the run” in Plymouth, while Labour MP Luke Pollard described the incident as “worrying” and urged locals to “stay indoors and follow police advice.”

Police later confirmed that the shooting was not linked to terrorism, and urged the public to provide footage of the incident to police.

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel described the shooting as “shocking.” 

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