Local police reported that the youngest victim of the fatal shooting incident in Plymouth, England, was a 3-year-old girl. She was killed on the street Thursday night by 22-year-old Jake Davison. A relative of hers, a 43-year-old man, was also killed.
Earlier, local media reported that the girl would be 10 years old. Police declined to comment at the time and only said she was “very young.” It was later revealed that it was a 3-year-old.
Shortly before killing the girl and the man, Davison had killed a 51-year-old woman at home. As far as we know, this was the only victim Davison knew. Further down the street, the gunman killed another 59-year-old man. A 66-year-old woman was hit and later died in hospital. Davison also shot a man and a woman who know each other. They were not seriously injured but are still being treated in hospital.
Davison’s motives are still unclear. However, according to British media, he published videos on YouTube in which he shared his frustrations about not being able to get a girlfriend or lose weight.
The perpetrator had a license for a firearm, but it is not certain whether that is the firearm used. Davison shot and killed five people on Thursday night and then himself.