Police have confirmed that one of the five people killed by gunman Jack Davison in Plymouth was a three-year-old girl.
Devon and Cornwall police confirmed the identity of the 22-year-old shooter. At a press conference this morning
Davison shot and killed a 51-year-old woman, whom police said knew the gunman, at an address on Budak Drive in the Keham area of the city, around 6 p.m. Thursday.
Police have not yet confirmed whether there was a “family connection” between the two, Chief Constable Sean Sawyer told reporters this morning.
After shooting his first victim, Davison. Proceeded to kill four more people. – A three-year-old girl, a 43-year-old man who was related to her, a 59-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman.
Davison then turned his shotgun on himself when apprehended by a police officer on the porch of the house where the shootings took place.
Two people, aged 53 and 33, who know each other, were seriously injured in the incident and are being treated in hospital.
Mr Sawyer told a news conference this morning that armed and unarmed officers arrived at the scene six minutes after receiving several calls from the public.
The chief constable said a firearm – which eyewitnesses called a “pump action shotgun” – had been recovered from the scene.
Outlining the timeline of the incident, Mr Sawyer said that after shooting his first victim on Budak Drive, Davison left the address and “immediately shot and then killed a very young girl”.
“He also shot and killed the girl’s male relative,” he told a news conference.
“It was a shocking event and it was witnessed by members of the public.”
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He added: “With more Budak drives, he shot two locals – a man and a woman – who received significant but we understand, at the moment, no fatal injuries.
From there, Mr. Dawson entered the adjacent Parkland, where he immediately shot a man who died at the scene.
“He then went to Henderson Place where he shot a woman.”
He said eyewitnesses told police that Dawson turned his gun on himself.
“It’s a matter of minutes,” he said.
Mr Sawyer added that the identities of the victims would be made public later.
The chief constable confirmed that Davison was a firearms license holder and said there was no purpose at the moment.
“We are not considering terrorism or relations with any right-wing group,” he added.
Police will look into Davison’s social media output as part of the investigation.
Before taking his own life in 2010, taxi driver Derek Bird opened fire in Plymouth for more than a decade after killing 12 people and injuring 11 others in Cumbria.