Six dead in terrifying shooting in Plymouth, UK

Aug 13, 2021
Emergency services attended the crime scene in Plymouth, UK, on Thursday, where six people were shot dead. Source: Getty

Six people have died in a shooting in Plymouth, in south-west England, after a gunman opened fire before turning his weapon on himself.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the incident happened in the Keyham area of the city just after 6pm on Thursday.

“Two men and two women were declared dead at the scene,” police said. “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.”

News site PlymouthLive reported that one of the victims was a child aged under 10.

Police said the incident was not terror related.

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

“Investigations are continuing into the incident and disruption to the road network in the Keyham will remain throughout the night.

“Police continue to ask any members of the public with mobile phone footage of the immediate aftermath of the incident not to post this on social media platforms and to respect those families who have lost loved ones this evening.”

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