United Kingdom | Several dead and injured after gunfire in Plymouth

(London) British police said late Thursday afternoon in Plymouth, southern England, a “serious firearm incident” resulted in “a number of casualties” including dead and injured.

Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm

On Twitter, local MP Johnny Mercer reiterated the “serious and tragic” facts that they were not viewed as terrorist in nature and that the shooter was “not on the run”.

According to Sky News, the shooter is dead.

The police were called in because of a “serious firearm incident” in the late afternoon, local police said in a statement.

Sharron, a witness who had only agreed to give her first name to the BBC, said she heard screams followed by several gunshots.

“The shooter broke the door of a house and started shooting,” she said. “He came out of the house, kept shooting and shooting at people in the street.”

Police and help went there, the police continued, citing “several dead” and several other victims who were taken in by the emergency services.

“The area has been cordoned off and the police believe the situation is under control,” the police said.

Citing “shocking” facts, about which she did not provide information, Interior Minister Priti Patel called on “calm, follow the advice of the police and let our emergency services do their work”.

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