Young Plymouth shooting victim confirmed as girl, 3, after ‘domestic incident’

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Police have confirmed that a young girl killed during the shooting in Plymouth was just three years old.

Jake Davison, 22, shot his victims in the Keyham area of the city around 6pm on Thursday, August 12.

Six people died in total, including the gunman – who took his own life at the scene.

The first victim was a 51-year-old woman known to the shooter, killed at a property on on Biddick Drive.

The other victims included a 43-year-old man who was related to the girl, a 59-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman who died later at Derriford Hospital.

Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer earlier told a press conference: "We believe we have an incident that is domestically related, that has spilled into the street and seen several people in Plymouth losing their lives in extraordinarily tragic circumstances."

The chief constable said a firearm – described by witnesses as a pump action shotgun – was recovered from the scene.

He added: "Multiple shots have been fired from a firearm during that six-minute-or-so period.

"There are some 13 scenes and potentially more scenes.

"There are therefore five people of Plymouth who have lost their lives overnight – and Mr Davison himself – including a particularly young child."

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