Shooting incident in Shoeburyness

Police are investigating an incident in Shoeburyness this morning, where a man sustained a gunshot wound.

Officers were called to car park on Frobisher Way shortly after 2am on Sunday, May 14 following reports of a man being shot in the leg.

The victim was taken to hospital where he remains. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

Chief Inspector Daniel McHugh said “I understand how concerning this incident is to the local community.

“We have resourced this investigation heavily and have a number of officers dedicated to carrying out enquiries today, including taking statements and gathering evidence at the scene.

“No arrests have been made at this stage, but I can assure the public that we are doing everything possible to identify who is responsible.

“If anyone was in the area this morning and witnessed anything suspicious, please contact us and assist with this investigation.”

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, you can submit a report at www.essex.police.uk/digital101 or use the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively you can call 101.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident 152 of May 14.

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