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A child and five others have died after a shooting in Plymouth, according to a local MP.
Confirmed by Devon and Cornwall Police, two men and two women were found dead at the scene of the crime in Keyham. The suspected offender was also found at the crime scene.
It is believed that the group of six died from gunshot wounds, including another woman who was treated at the scene but died later in hospital.
Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, wrote on Twitter: "I'm utterly devastated that one of the people killed in the Keyham shooting was a child under 10 years old.
"I know a lot of people are worried whether the shooting is now over. I've spoken with the Police again and to confirm it is now over but some victims are still being treated. Please stay safe tonight, hug loved ones and keep the victims in your thoughts."
Update: the Police have issued a statement confirming that there have been a number of casualties and a number of victims are still receiving treatment after the #keyham shooting tonight. Read their statement here https://t.co/2joRvk546h
- Luke Pollard MP (@LukePollard) August 12, 2021
He later confirmed that more people were in hospital receiving treatment for their injuries.
Around 6:10pm last night, reports say that officers were called out to Biddick Drive.
Hazardous Area Response Teams, multiple ambulances, air ambulances, multiple doctors and senior paramedics were also sent to the scene, according to South Western Ambulance Service.
It was later confirmed by Police that the incident, although critical, was not terror related and they aren't on the lookout for any other suspects at the moment.
To those who have died, the next of kin have also been informed.
A witness who lives close to the crime scene told BBC: "Firstly, there was shouting, followed by gunshots - three, possibly four to begin with.
"This was when the shooter kicked 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."
Officials have urged locals to not post or share footage of the scene on social media.
Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said that the incident was 'shocking' and her thoughts were with those loved ones affected.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, added: "I pay tribute to our emergency services who ran towards events we'd all run from."
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