#AceNewsReport – Aug.13: Eyewitnesses have claimed that they heard “loud bangs” and gun shots” with at least one person believed to be dead: The incident is “not terror related and the suspect involved is not on the run,” local MP Johnny Mercer has said.
#AceDailyNews says that Plymouth shooting: ‘Serious’ incident with one feared dead as air ambulances and police vehicles in the area …developing story ….
Max StephensArmed police and three air ambulances are at the scene of a major incident in Plymouth
The Home Secretary Priti Patel has described the incident as “shocking”.
The incident in Plymouth is shocking and my thoughts are with those affected.
I have spoken to the Chief Constable and offered my full support.
I urge everyone to remain calm, follow police advice and allow our emergency services to get on with their jobs.— Priti Patel (@pritipatel) August 12, 2021
According to reports, armed police were at a block of flats in Stonehouse in the south-west area of Plymouth.
Police have closed off a number of roads as a precaution Credit: James Dadziti
Four ambulances have also landed in the North Prospect area of Plymouth this evening.
The South Western Ambulance Service said it was called at just after 6pm on Thursday to an “ongoing incident” in Keyham.
It tweeted: “We responded to the incident with a significant number of resources, including Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART), multiple ambulances, air ambulances, multiple doctors and senior paramedics.
“We will provide an update here in due course.”
Armed police and three air ambulances are at the scene of a major incident in Plymouth Credit: Plymouth Live
Johnny Mercer, Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View said: “I am aware of a serious and tragic incident unfolding in Plymouth: Please obey all instructions from the Police and do not post rumour or speculation on social media. I will post news when I have it.”………The incident is not terror related, and neither is the suspect on the run in Plymouth.”
Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth has been evacuated as a precaution.
Meanwhile local Labour MP Luke Pollard said he is “awaiting the confirmation of the number of victims.”
“This looks like a very grim day for our city and our community,” he added. Devon and Cornwall Police have been contacted for more information.
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