LONDON—A 22-year-old gunman shot lifeless 5 folks in England earlier than taking his personal life, a uncommon instance of gun violence in a rustic with strict firearms controls.
The shooter, named by police as Jake Davison, used what eyewitnesses described as a pump-action shotgun to hold out the assault within the metropolis of Plymouth, southwestern England, late Thursday, in line with police.
Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer stated at a information convention Friday that the explanation for the killings was unclear. One of many victims was a younger woman shot lifeless on the street.
“There isn’t any motive that we all know at current,” he stated. Mr. Sawyer stated police aren’t contemplating terrorism as a motive and don’t assume Mr. Davison had any relationship with far-right teams, however he added they’re analyzing his social media accounts as a part of the investigation. In movies posted on-line, Mr. Davison complained of being “overwhelmed down and defeated” by life and upset at not having a girlfriend. He described himself as “the Terminator.”
Incidents of gun violence are comparatively uncommon within the U.Ok., the place entry to firearms is tightly managed. Computerized weapons are unlawful. A strict licensing regime governs entry to shotguns and sporting rifles. Handguns, with slender exceptions, are banned.