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Husband found wife dying in the street after Jake Davison’s Plymouth shooting spree

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The husband of one of Plymouth mass shooter Jake Davison’s victims came across her dying in the street when he went out to look for her after she failed to return home, an inquest heard.

Kate Shepherd, 66, had been shot close to a hair salon on Henderson Place in Keyham, Plymouth, and was the final victim of his 12-minute killing spree in August 2021.

Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon Coroner’s court heard Mrs Shepherd’s husband John had become concerned for her when she did not return from her walk because their sons were due to visit with their new-born grandchildren.

“I texted Kate three times and called her several times, but there was no answer,” he said in a statement read to the court by his eldest son George.

“It was very out of character for Kate to not answer her phone and I found it alarming, so I took the car out to go and look for her.

“It was whilst looking that I came across the scene of the shooting.

“I could see a whole team of people from the emergency services working on someone, it was Kate.

“There were screens around her, and I could only see her feet. I wasn’t allowed to get any closer as they were busy working on her.

“I told a female police officer that my wife Kate had not returned home, I asked was it definitely her. I was told after a short time it was Kate.”

The court heard Mrs Shepherd, an artist, was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth where she later died.

“We waited in the relatives’ room for a time and eventually a doctor came to see us,” Mr Shepherd said.

“As the doctor began to explain

The husband of one of Plymouth mass shooter Jake Davison's victims came across her dying in the street when he went out to look for her after she failed to return home, an inquest heard. Kate Shepherd, 66, had been shot close to a hair salon on Henderson Place in Keyham, Plymouth, and was the final victim of his 12-minute killing spree in August 2021. "I told a female police officer that my wife Kate had not returned home, I asked was it definitely her.

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