WORLD Several killed in shooting in UK's Plymouth

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Several killed in shooting in UK's Plymouth

Xinhua

06:58, August 13, 2021

LONDON, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Several people were killed in a shooting in Plymouth, a port city in Devon in southwest England, on Thursday evening.

Police officers are seen near Forbury Gardens where stabbings took place in Reading, Britain, on June 21, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Devon and Cornwall Police said in a series of tweets that police were called to "a serious firearms incident" in the Keyham area of Plymouth at around 6.10 p.m. (1700 GMT).

"There have been a number of fatalities at the scene and several other casualties are receiving treatment. A critical incident has been declared,"it said.

"The area has been cordoned off and police believe the situation is contained," it added.

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