- Title: Tributes left for victims of rare British mass shooting
- Date: 14th August 2021
- Summary: PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (AUGUST 14, 2021) (REUTERS) POLICE TENT AT SCENE OF ONE OF THE SHOOTINGS POLICE AT ENTRANCE TO BIDDICK DRIVE VARIOUS OF POLICE AT CRIME SCENE POLICE AT ROADBLOCK LEADING TO SEPARATE CRIME SCENE / SIGN READING (English): "POLICE, ROAD CLOSED" SIGN ON ROAD READING (English) "POLICE SLOW" VARIOUS OF POLICE AT ROAD CLOSED OFF LEADING TO CRIME SCENE VARIOUS OF FLOWER AND BALLOON TRIBUTES TO THOSE WHO DIED
- Embargoed: 28th August 2021 09:21
- Keywords: British mass shooting Plymouth Police gunman man southern English city tributes violence
- Location: PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: UK
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime,Europe
- Reuters ID: LVA001EQ93TC7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Police in the southern English city of Plymouth on Saturday (August 14) stood guard on sites where a mass shooting had taken place days earlier.
Flowers and balloons were laid along a street near the site in tribute to those killed during a six-minute rampage on Thursday (August 12).
Police on Friday (August 13) named the shooter as Jake Davison, a 22-year-old crane operator, who turned his gun on himself after killing the five victims on Thursday evening.
Britain's police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, said it will investigate a police decision to return a shotgun and license for it to Davison last month after taking them from him eight months ago because of an assault allegation.
Mass shootings are rare in the United Kingdom, where gun ownership is relatively low. The shooting on Thursday was the worst such incident in more than decade.
(Production: Natalie Thomas, Parniyan Zemaryalai)
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