A gunman left five dead including a child under ten in a suburban bloodbath last night.
The Sun reports that crane operator Jake Davison, 23, stormed a home armed with a long-barrelled gun and blasted a woman, believed to be his mum, his sister and his brother.
The man, dressed in black and grey, then ran into the street and continued his rampage, firing randomly at passers-by on Biddick Drive in Plymouth as he made his way to a nearby park.
Davison killed a young girl aged under 10 as she walked her dog with her family and also killed another bystander, believed to be a man.
After randomly firing and injuring several other terrified passers-by, he then turned the gun on himself just after 6pm yesterday.
Early today police confirmed three female victims had died along with three males – including the gunman.
Sharron Turner, 57, who lives nearby, said she heard shouting and saw a gunman dressed in black and grey, armed with a semiautomatic weapon.
She told the Times he “kicked in” the front door of a semi-detached house and shot a mother and her daughter, aged about five.
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Just two weeks ago, Davison talked about how difficult it is to “have willpower” when “life has never rewarded you”.
Speaking directly into the camera, Davison ranted: “I’m still in the same position, same period of life – still a fing this-that, virgin, fing fat, ugly whatever you want to call it.
“What’s changed? Nothing.”
He ended the lengthy clip by talking about “killing machines” and said he likes to think “I’m a Terminator”.
Davison’s YouTube page revealed the mass-murderer as a rambling gun enthusiast who followed the “Incel” movement.
He liked Incel TV – an online support group for “involuntary celibates” that is linked to male supremacy and misogyny.
Incels believe they have no possibility of finding a partner to get love, validation or acceptance from. The movement has been labelled a “hate” group with many followers accused of believing they are owed sex by women.
In turn, this makes some Incels want to strike out at the world because they have been rejected by girls, while others blame attractive men for their perceived problems.
The community gained worldwide attention when British-born student Elliot Rodger, 22, murdered six people at the University of California in 2014.
In another video, Davison, who calls women “simple-minded”, says: “I missed out on so much as a teenager, I hope I can make up for it.
“I’m not advocating this, but if I have to I might even try and use drugs to make up for it, maybe cocaine fuelled sex or something, maybe that can make up for that missed teenage experience.”
Neighbours said his family had begged for help with Davison’s mental health issues but did not expand on what problems he suffered with.
Carol Gilmore said: “The guy shouldn’t have been on the streets with his condition.”
Jess Wallace, whose boyfriend went to school with Davison, added: “He said he was pretty shy and quiet and would talk about how cool Americans are and the idea of having a gun collection.
“My boyfriend said he was autistic and has anger issues and it’s a shame for those involved.”
Writing on Twitter, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “My thoughts are with the friends and family of those who lost their lives and with all those affected by the tragic incident in Plymouth last night.
“I thank the emergency services for their response.”