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PRIEST URGES AGAINST ‘CYCLE OF ANGER’ AT PRAYERS FOR PLYMOUTH SHOOTING VICTIMS
Prayers have been said for the five victims of the Plymouth shooting as the community comes together in mourning.
A church in Keyham close to the scene used a Sunday service to remember those killed on Thursday, while a special prayer has been written by the Bishop of Exeter.
It came as questions continue to mount over how gunman Jake Davison, 22, obtained a firearms licence and carried out his spree before turning the gun on himself.
Father David Way, parish priest at St Thomas’ Church in Keyham, told the PA news agency after the service: “Those people who have died, we have to keep those in our prayers, but also the loved ones which have been left behind.
“I’m hoping we can break any cycle of anger, as it were, and bring a cycle of love for everybody involved.”
During the service, he asked the congregation to pray for the five victims, Maxine Davison, Lee Martyn, Sophie Martyn, Kate Shepherd and Stephen Washington, adding: “We pray also for peace for Jake.”