SIX PEOPLE are dead after a mass shooting in the city o Plymouth, south-west England.
Two women and two men died at the scene after a man is believed to have opened fire in Biddick Drive, a residential area in Keyham, Plymouth.
Police and paramedic rushed to the scene, where there were multiple fatalities and many more injured, at around 6.10pm yesterday evening. The area was cordoned off and police quickly declared a critical incident had occurred in the Keyham area.
Another woman was rushed to hospital but died from her injuries.
And a third man, understood to be the shooter, was also killed at the scene, having turned the gun on himself.
Police in Devon and Cornwall have stressed that this is not believed to be a terror-related incident, and they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the shooting.
The Biddick Drive area has been cordoned off as police continue their investigations, and detectives have urged witnesses with camera footage of the immediate aftermath of the incident not to post this on social media, and to respect the families who have lost loved ones in the horrific incident.
A witness who lives in the Biddick Drive area but did not want to be named told the BBC that the shooter kicke in the door of a house and "randomly started shooting".
"He ran from the house shooting as he ran and proceeded to shoot at a few people in the Linear Park up from the drive."
Leader of the UK Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer wrote on social media as the news broke yesterday evening:
"There’s much we don’t know about the shocking events in Plymouth. However it’s clear tragedy has hit Keyham.
"My thoughts are with the families and neighbours of those caught up in this nightmare. I pay tribute to our emergency services who ran towards events we'd all run from."
There’s much we don’t know about the shocking events in Plymouth. However it’s clear tragedy has hit Keyham.
My thoughts are with the families and neighbours of those caught up in this nightmare.
I pay tribute to our emergency services who ran towards events we'd all run from.
— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) August 12, 2021
Home Secretary Priti Patel wrote that the incident in Plymouth is "shocking and my thoughts are with those affected".
"I have spoken to the Chief Constable and offered my full support."
She urged everyone to "remain calm, follow police advice and allow our emergency services to get on with their jobs.".
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is yet to make a statement.
Investigations into the mass shooting continues this morning.