Jake Davison Biography Jake Davison Wiki
The gunman who killed five people in Plymouth before pointing his gun at himself.
Several witnesses reported that the scaffolding carried out by Jake Davison, who was in his 20s, carried out the attack, which left a five-year-old girl among the victims.
He allegedly shot at members of his own family before taking to the streets and opening fire on strangers. Her anger left the young girl, two women and two men, dead, probably oblivious to most of her victims. Two dog handlers were among those shot.
First picture: The suspect in the mass shooting in Plymouth has been named locally as Jake Davison.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) August 13, 2021
Witnesses said they saw the black and gray clad gunman knocking on the door of a two-family house and opening fire in the Keyham neighborhood shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday.
He was carrying a long-barreled pistol and was seen escaping to the rear of the property and into a park, where he allegedly encountered the two handlers and opened fire.
The area of the naval port city where the killings took place has been placed in isolation as emergency teams rushed to the scene.
Local lawmakers urged residents to “keep calm” and stay indoors for more information, adding that it was “a sad day for our city and our community.”
The incident, the first in Britain with an “active shooter” in eleven years, was so serious that Home Secretary Priti Patel received regular updates. Security sources said it was not treated as a terrorist incident.
Sharron Turner, 57, who lives behind the scenes of the shooting, said an armed man “kicked” the front door of a two-family house before shooting a young mother and her girl, about five years old.
“We heard a series of loud bangs that I thought sounded like gunshots,” Turner told The Times. “Then he ran into the park and there was more gunfire. I heard someone say he shot his brother.
After the attack, the gunman fled through a park behind the Northdown Crescent home and shot dead two dog handlers, he said.
Robert Pinkerton, 54, told the BBC he “hit a guy with a shotgun” after hearing a “loud bang”.
Next, Mr Pinkerton saw an injured woman at the door of a barber shop and saw a man trying to get medical treatment.
As local resident Michelle Abdullah wrote, she said: “One sad day a man shot his whole family and then went to shoot at random. Police in front of my house. Three ambulances in my back yard.
Last night, a video posted on social media showed a body covered with a sheet lying on a sidewalk while an armed police officer was nearby.
What Witness Told ?
A witness told MailOnline: “I went to my friend’s house after he went to the gym. We were in his kitchen making sandwiches and suddenly we heard screams followed by screams.
“We didn’t really think about it because the neighborhood can be noisy at times. Shortly after hearing what we thought were fireworks, we made our way to the front of the house.
“Then we saw the gunman’s body and called 999.”
And Resident John said, “I heard the ambulance helicopters and two of them landed on the ground behind us.
“Then we heard police cars screaming and saw armed forces climbing the hill with guns. And so many ambulances have arrived. I went out to see if people were okay and asked if there was anything we could do, and the police support officers told everyone to go home.
“Then we saw ambulances taking people away. It all seemed to be happening in the man’s family home, I believe. People say the man committed suicide. He’s just a little boy, in his late teens or early twenties.
Yesterday evening, armed police, the Dangerous Areas Intervention Unit (HART), the National Police Air Service and about three ambulances attended the scene of the “serious and tragic accident” after receiving reports of “noise” and “guns” shortly after 6:00 pm.
Following the attack, Tory Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer tried to reassure voters on Twitter that the incident was not “terrorist” and that the suspect involved was not “on the run. “. “.
As the scenes unfolded, local Labor MP Luke Pollard tweeted: ‘Really disturbing news from Keyham to Plymouth. Please everyone stay safe.
What Interior Minister Said ?
Interior Minister Priti Patel said: “The Plymouth incident is shocking and my thoughts are with the people affected. I spoke to the police chief and offered my full support.”
“I urge everyone to remain calm, follow the advice of the police and allow our emergency services to continue their work.”
Meanwhile, Labor leader Keir Starmer said: “We don’t know much about the shocking events in Plymouth.
“It is clear, however, that Keyham has been struck by a tragedy. My thoughts go out to the families and neighbors of those involved in this nightmare. I pay tribute to our emergency services who fled for the events we fled to. everyone. ”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote: “Deeply saddened by the loss of life tonight in Plymouth. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected and to the rescuers who have responded to this tragic incident.”
Elsewhere, Alison Hernandez, police and investigative commissioner for the area, said: “Aware of tonight’s tragic incident in Plymouth. Thanks to the Devon and Cornish police for handling the situation. Tonight thoughts on those directly involved and the city of Plymouth.
Devon and Cornish Police said: Police were called around 6:10 pm [Thursday 12 August] today for a serious firearms incident on Biddick Drive in the Keyham area of Plymouth.
“Officials and paramedics were on site.
“After visiting the crime scene, two women and two men died on the spot. Another alleged attacker died on the spot. Everyone is said to have died from gunshot wounds.
“Another woman who was being treated locally for gunshot wounds died shortly after in the hospital.
“All the relatives of the deceased have been located and briefed by police officers from Devon and Cornwall.
“The Devon and Cornish police point out that this is not a terrorist incident.
“The area has been cordoned off and the police are not looking for anyone related to the incident.
“Investigations into the incident are ongoing and the road break in Keyham will continue throughout the night.
The police continue to invite all citizens with mobile phone pictures on the immediate aftermath of the accident, not to post it on social media and to respect families who have lost loved ones tonight.
A spokesperson for the South West Ambulance Service said today, “We received a call at 6:12 pm for an ongoing incident in Plymouth.
“We responded to the incident with a significant number of resources, including Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), more ambulances, air ambulances, more doctors and paramedics. We will provide an update here in due course.
A nearby school sports center was closed and police told people to stay inside.
Ropes were placed around a building to prevent pedestrians from entering the area.
The Drake Circus shopping center in Plymouth has also been evacuated as a precaution.
The most recent incident involving active shooters was the Cumbria shooting on June 2, 2010, when taxi driver Derrick Bird rebelled in and around Whitehaven, killing 12 and wounding 11.
Since then, further mass killings have been committed in Britain, including bomb attacks and knife attacks.