The emergency services were called to a serious firearms incident in Biddick Drive, in the Keyham area of Plymouth, at around 6.10pm today (Thursday 12 August).
It has been confirmed that three women and two men have died of gunshot wounds - a male suspect is also dead.
It has been declared as a critical incident.
Devon and Cornwall Police statement in full
"Police were called to a serious firearms incident in Biddick Drive, in the Keyham area of Plymouth at around 6.10pm today [Thursday 12 August].
"Officers and ambulance staff attended the scene.
"Following attendance at the scene, two females and two males were deceased at the scene. A further male, believed to be the offender, was also deceased at the scene. All are believed to have died from gunshot wounds.
"Another female treated at the scene for gunshot wounds, died a short time later in hospital.
"All of the next of kin of the deceased have been located and informed by Devon & Cornwall Police officers.
"Devon & Cornwall Police would stress this is not a terrorism related incident.
"The area has been cordoned off and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
"Investigations are continuing into the incident and disruption to the road network in the Keyham will remain throughout the night.
"Police continue to ask any members of the public with mobile phone footage of the immediate aftermath of the incident not to post this on social media platforms and to respect those families who have lost loved ones this evening."
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