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Gunman unmasked after shooting 5 dead including girl, 5, before killing himself

A GUNMAN who shot dead five people including a five-year-old girl in Plymouth before killing himself has today been unmasked.

Jake Davison stormed a home armed with a long-barrelled gun and blasted a woman, believed to be his mum, sister and brother.

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Jake Davison shot dead five people in Plymouth

The 23-year-old then rampaged through Biddick Drive picking off locals at random as he made his way to a nearby park.

Davison then shot the young girl as she walked her dog with her family and another innocent bystander.

After randomly firing at terrified passers-by, he then turned the gun on himself following the bloodbath just after 6pm yesterday.

Davison has now been revealed as a right-wing crane operator obsessed with American gun culture.

Davison shot himself dead following the rampage

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Davison shot himself dead following the rampage
The killer is a crane operator who is obsessed with American gun culture

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The killer is a crane operator who is obsessed with American gun culture

His Facebook is littered with American propaganda such as a picture of an eagle in front of a flag and a picture of the Lexington Minuteman statue that depicts a colonial farmer holding a musket.

The gunman, who claims to be born in Arizona, has also shared a Donald Trump quote.

It reads: “In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch.”

Davison also has a dark YouTube page where he rambles about his failed love life.

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He likes Incel TV – an online support group for “involuntary celibates” that is linked male supremacy and misogyny.

The movement has been labelled a “hate” group with many followers accused of believing they are owed sex by women.

It was linked to the killing of ten people in Canada in 2018 after Alek Minassian posted a Facebook message showing his support for Incels before ploughing a van into crowds.

Armed officers could be seen on the scene of the bloodbath in Plymouth

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Armed officers could be seen on the scene of the bloodbath in Plymouth
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene after residents heard gunshots

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Police and paramedics rushed to the scene after residents heard gunshotsCredit: BBC
Forensics worked alongside armed police officers on the scene near Northdown Crescent

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Forensics worked alongside armed police officers on the scene near Northdown CrescentCredit: BPM

In one video, Davison 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.”

Just two weeks ago, Davison talks about how difficult it is to “have willpower” when “life has never rewarded you”.

He also moans about getting older, saying: “What is there to look forward to? Getting f***ing uglier every passing year. There’s nothing really to look forward to as an adult, other than getting rich.”

In another video under his “Professor Waffle” account name, he moans about being a virgin and pictures himself as a killing machine in another.

Yesterday’s horror was the first “active shooter” rampage seen in the UK for 11 years since cabbie Derrick Bird murdered 12 people in Cumbria in June 2010.

Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed they are not treating the mass shooting as terror-related.

They said three female victims had died along with three males – including Davison.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said today: “It’s a tragedy what’s happened there. We can rule out terrorism from that event.

“It goes to underline the importance of issues such as gun control but also what’s happening in people’s homes up and down the country.

“It’s really important our police are properly equipped and supported to deal with it.”

BLOODBATH

The rampage unfolded at 6pm yesterday when Davison kicked in the door to his family home while dressed in black wielding a gun.

As terrified neighbours heard gunshots erupt, he then made his way to a park where he started peppering innocent bystanders with bullets.

Gunman unmasked after shooting 5 dead including girl, 5, before killing himself

The killer is then said to have marauded along nearby Henderson Place where it is claimed a woman was shot outside a hair salon.

Robert Pinkerton, 54, told PlymouthLive he turned a corner and bumped into the gunman, then “swerved” when he saw the gun.

He added that he spotted another man tending to an injured woman in the doorway of a hairdressers.

At least four air ambulances were scrambled to the scene as cops sealed off a school and sports centre and told residents to stay inside.

Footage circulating online appeared to show a bloodied victim lying on the ground covered in a blanket, surrounded by armed police.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “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.”

FIRST ACTIVE SHOOTER IN 11 YEARS

The Plymouth rampage was the first time an active shooter has been on the loose in the UK since Derrick Bird’s killing spree in west Cumbria on June 2, 2010.

Twelve people died including the gunman, his twin brother David and the family’s solicitor.

After first murdering his brother and a colleague, the 52-year-old taxi driver drove through rural west Cumbria and fired at random people on country roads and in villages before finally killing himself.

Bird was said to have argued with colleagues on the taxi rank the night before and told one: “You won’t see me again.”

Eleven victims survived the shooting but some ended up with life-changing injuries.

The horror left a lasting mark on the victims’ families and friends as well as those who witnessed the rampage.

It was the biggest mass shooting since Thomas Hamilton killed 16 children and a teacher at Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, in 1996. He also shot himself.

The massacre sparked reform of Britain’s gun laws, which became among the strictest in the world.

In 1987, unemployed builder Michael Ryan rampaged through Hungerford, Berks, for several hours with a handgun and two semi-automatic rifles.

He shot dead 16 people including an unarmed police officer and his own mother before killing himself.

Officers remain on the scene of the shooting which has resulted in multiple fatalities

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Officers remain on the scene of the shooting which has resulted in multiple fatalitiesCredit: BPM
Police remain on scene and the roads remain closed

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Police remain on scene and the roads remain closedCredit: BPM
Residents reported hearing "loud bangs" and "gun shots"

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Residents reported hearing “loud bangs” and “gun shots”Credit: BPM
Dozens of police vehicles and ambulances were seen at the scene

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Dozens of police vehicles and ambulances were seen at the sceneCredit: wayne Perry



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