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Plymouth shooting: Police Confirm a Three-year-old girl as one of the victims

The five people – including a three year old girl – who were killed by Jake Davison in Plymouth in a six-minute shooting spree have been named by police.

The five people – including a three year old girl – who were killed by Jake Davison in Plymouth in a six-minute shooting spree have been named by police.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the identity of the 22-year-old shooter at a press conference this morning.

The 22-year-old killed the victims in the Keyham area of the city on Thursday evening before turning the gun on himself.

Police are yet to confirm whether there was a “familial relationship” between the two, Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer told reporters this morning.

The offender shot dead his mother Maxine Davison, also known as Maxine Chapman, aged 50.

Further victims were Sophie Martyn, aged three, and her father Lee Martyn, aged 40.

Stephen Washington, aged 59, was also killed.

The final victim was Kate Shepherd, aged 66, who was injured at the scene and died later at Derriford Hospital.

All the deceased lived locally in the Keyham area.

Police officers and forensics at the scene of a multiple murder in Plymouth, Devon. Photograph: Jonny Weeks/The Guardian

Luke Pollard, the local MP, said it was “utterly heartbreaking” that a small child was one of the victims.
Boris Johnson tweeted: “My thoughts are with the friends and family of those who lost their lives and with all those affected by the tragic incident in Plymouth last night. I thank the emergency services for their response.”

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it had received a mandatory referral from Devon and Cornwall police relating to the incident.

David Ford, an IOPC regional director, said: “Our thoughts remain with all of the many people who will be severely affected. The referral relates to yesterday’s events as well as police contact with Jake Davison prior to the incident, including the force’s role and actions regarding firearms licensing. We are urgently assessing the matter to determine what further action may be required from us.”

The incident is the first mass shooting in Britain since June 2010, when Derrick Bird, a taxi driver, killed 12 people and injured 11 others in Cumbria.

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