Six people dead after shooting in Plymouth, southwest UK

Six people, including a child, are dead after a shooting in Plymouth, England. 

The serious incident unfolded on Biddick Drive in the suburb of Keyham on Thursday (local time). 

Police said the shooting was a domestic incident and wasn't terrorism-related.

"Police were called to a serious firearms incident in Biddick Drive, in the Keyham area of Plymouth at about 6.10pm.

"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. 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 and Cornwall police officers.

"Devon and Cornwall police would stress this is not a terrorism-related incident."

The Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART), multiple ambulances, air ambulance and senior paramedics attended the shooting.

The ambulance service said it was called to the scene at 8:12 pm local time.

Earlier Plymouth Sutton and Devonport MP Luke Pollard tweeted: "Really worrying news coming out of Keyham in Plymouth."

"Please can everyone stay safe, stay indoors and follow police advice."

In a later tweet, Pollard called it a "very grim day for our city and our community".

Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View Johnny Mercer called it a "serious and tragic incident". 

"I am aware of a serious and tragic incident unfolding in Plymouth. Please obey all instructions from the police and do not post rumour or speculation on social media," he tweeted.