The mother of Plymouth gunman Jake Davison has been named as one of the five victims of the mass shooting.
Maxine Davison, also known as Maxine Chapman, aged 51, was the 22-year-old’s mother, Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed.
Jake Davison, 22, first killed his mother on Biddick Drive in Keyham on Thursday evening in Britain’s worst mass shooting since 2010.
He then shot dead a three-year-old girl, now named as Sophie Martyn, and her 43-year-old father, Lee Martyn.
The gunman shot at two residents – a man aged 33 and a 53-year-old woman – who both received significant injuries that are not currently believed to be life-threatening.
Davison continued his shooting spree by entering a nearby park, where he killed Stephen Washington, aged 59, before shooting Kate Shepherd, aged 66, on Henderson Place. Ms Shepherd later died in Derriford Hospital.
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After the rampage, Davison turned the gun on himself.
He was reported dead at 6.23pm, just minutes after police were alerted at 6.11pm.
All of those killed lived locally in the Keyham area.
The firearm used by Jake Davison was legally held.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the issue of how the attacker came to legally own a gun should be “properly investigated” as he called the shooting an “absolutely appalling” incident.
Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said there were a “considerable” number of phone calls to emergency services and that police arrived at the scene within six minutes.
It’s not yet clear whether the suspect knew the rest of the victims, but he said Davison, who lived locally, “knew people on that street”.
“We believe we have an incident that is domestic-related and has spilled out into the street and seen several people within Plymouth losing their lives in an extraordinarily tragic circumstance,” he said.
Speaking to Sky News, Chief Constable Sawyer added: “We’ve never in my time had homicide followed by a rampaging firearms attack on random members of the public and then taking one’s life. That is without precedent in my time as chief constable.”
He described the shootings as “truly shocking” and said they had been witnessed by members of the public, who he urged to seek support.
He said Davison had a firearms licence in 2020, there was “no motive” at present, and the weapon – which witnesses described as a pump-action shotgun – was recovered from the scene.