A 23-year-old man is said to be the perpetrator of the shocking attack in Plymouth in the south of England that resulted in the death of six people, along with the killer.
The gunman who sowed terror and then turned his shotgun on himself and committed suicide is said to be Jake Davison. Several witnesses reported that the 23-year-old apprentice crane operator had planned the attack.
He is even said to have shot members of his own family before taking to the streets and opening fire on strangers. His rage left the girl, two women and two men dead, while most of his victims are not believed to have been known to him. Two dog walkers were among those shot.
The perpetrator Jake Davison
According to dailymail, among the victims are the perpetrator's mother, his brother and a five-year-old girl, while at least two people who had taken their dogs for a walk were injured by the bullets of the gunman.
Last night, armed police, the Emergency Response Unit (HART), the National Police Air Force and about three ambulances of the aircraft rushed to the scene of the “serious and tragic incident after reports of” strong blows “and” immediate fire ” after 6 p.m.
Eyewitnesses have described seeing the gunman dressed in black and gray kicking the door of a house and opening fire in the Cayham area of the city, shortly after 6 pm yesterday. He was carrying a cannon with many barrels and was seen leaving in the back of the property and in a park where he allegedly fell on two dog walkers and opened fire. The incident – the first in Britain involving an “active sniper” in 11 years – was so serious that Home Secretary Pretty Patel was regularly informed.
Security sources said he was not being treated as a terrorist. Sharron Turner, 57, who lives behind the scenes of the shooting, said a gunman “kicked” the front door of a house before shooting a young mother and her daughter, who was about five years old. “We heard a series of loud bangs that I said sounded like gunshots,” Miss Turner told The Times. He then ran to the park and other shots were fired. “I heard someone say he shot his brother.”
After the attack, the gunman escaped through a park behind the house in Northdown Crescent and shot two dog walkers, he claimed. A resident, Michel Abdullah, wrote: “On a sad day, a man shot his whole family and then left by accident. Police right outside my house. “Three ambulances in the park outside my back garden.” Last night a video posted on social media showed a body covered with a sheet lying on the sidewalk, while an armed police officer was standing nearby.
A witness told the DailyMail: “I was at my partner's house after I went to the gym. We were in his kitchen making some sandwiches and suddenly we heard voices following screams. “We really did not think of anything, as the area can be noisy at times. Soon after we heard what we thought was a firework and so we walked to the front of the house. “Then we saw the body of the gunman and called 999.”
“The Plymouth incident is shocking and my thoughts are with the victims,” Home Secretary Priti Patel wrote on Twitter.
Testimonies speak of a gunman in black clothes who fired indiscriminately
An eyewitness, Sharon, who lives near Biddick Drive and did not want to be named, told the BBC that what happened was “so horrible and sad” and describes the scene she experienced.
“We heard screams and then shots at first three to four,” he said. “It was when the gunman kicked a door and started firing indiscriminately. He ran from the house, shooting some people in the nearby park, and continued until he reached Royal Navy Avenue. “
Another eyewitness, Robert Pinkerton, said the man was all dressed in black and holding a shotgun, while he saw at least one dead woman on the street.
Local MP Luke Pollard said the situation “really looks very serious”.
He later wrote on Twitter: “Update: we are waiting for the confirmation of the number of victims, but this looks like a very gloomy day for our city and community.
“Please, I can ask you to think about our families and our community and not share pictures or videos of any of the victims. #Keyham. ”
Johnny Mercer, a local Conservative MP, wrote on Twitter: “The incident is not related to terrorism, nor has the suspect fled to Plymouth.” According to the local MP, the incident was “serious and tragic” .
“I am aware of a serious and tragic incident that is unfolding in Plymouth. “Please obey all police instructions,” Johnny Mercer , a local Conservative MP, said on Twitter.
Just before 10:00 p.m. local time local police reported an incident with many dead and injured.
SKy News reported that there were many dead from the incident.
The same report pointed out that the incident is not related to terrorism and it is considered that the incident has been brought under control by the authorities.
At the same time, in videos from the area, helicopters seem to have approached for first aid.