A major incident has been declared and people are warned to stay inside their homes after three people have been shot.
One of these is understood to be a young child and two females.
A major incident is currently unfolding in Plymouth with HART, police and air ambulances present after they were scrambled to Biddick Drive after a female and young child was shot. A second female was then found shot on Henderson Place in the City at around 6.30pm on Thursday evening after a man went on the rampage with a firearm.
Four air ambulances landed in the North Prospect area of Plymouth this evening.
A spokesman for Southwest Ambulance Service: “We were called at 18:12 for an ongoing incident in Plymouth. We responded to the incident with a large number of resources, including Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART), multiple ambulances, air ambulances, many doctors and senior paramedics.
“Please, can everyone stay safe and stay inside and follow the advice of the police.”
A nearby school gym was told to close and people inside were ordered to leave.
Belts, which are constantly expanding, were placed around a block of flats to prevent pedestrians from walking along it.
The road where the accident occurred is now completely closed.
“Please comply with all police instructions and do not spread rumours or speculation on social media.”
More to follow