Aug 12 (Reuters) – A number of people were killed in a serious gun incident in Plymouth, southwest England on Thursday evening, police said, adding that they believed the situation was under control.
The media reported that five or six people were killed in the incident and that a gunman was shot dead by police. Police have not confirmed the death toll.
Devon and Cornwall Police said they were called to the Keyham neighborhood at 6:10 p.m. on Thursday.
“There were a number of deaths at the scene and several more injured are receiving treatment,” they said.
Local lawmaker Johnny Mercer said on Twitter: “The incident is not related to terrorism, and neither is the suspect on the run in Plymouth.”
The Southwest Ambulance Service said earlier it had responded to the incident with a significant number of resources, including Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART), multiple ambulances, air ambulances, multiple medics. and senior paramedics.
Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru and Paul Sandle in London; edited by Jonathan Oatis, Chris Reese and Sonya Hepinstall
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