23-year-old man identified as suspect in yesterday's mass shooting in the United Kingdom

British authorities have identified a 23 year-old man as the suspect in the August 12, 2021 mass shooting which took six lives, including the gunman's, in Plymouth, England.


The perpetrator is said to have shot three females and two males before turning the gun on himself. A child is amongst the dead.



Photo curtesy of The Independent.



Forensic teams were spotted at and near the scene of the mass murder this morning, August 13, 2021. No motive has been announced as of yet by the authorities who have, however, claimed that the tragedy was not terror-related.


Yesterday's tragedy is said to have been the worst mass shooting in U.K. history since 2010, when a taxi driver killed 12 people and injured 11 others before committing suicide in Cumbria, England.


The tragedy occurred just after 6:00 pm Thursday evening in the quiet port town located in southwest England, approximately 190 miles from London.



SOURCES:


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/plymouth-shooting-live-keyham-today-b1901942.html


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/world/europe/england-fatal-shooting-plymouth.html


https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/emergency-services-deployed-at-scene-incident-city-plymouth-england-2021-08-12/