A 44-year-old man has been shot in the leg at Shenfield Rail Station this morning.
At this stage we believe the victim of this assault was deliberately targeted. We do not believe this incident was gang-related and I would like to reassure the public that there is no reason for any undue concern.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances, including the motive behind the attack.
– Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson
Anyone with any information which they believe could assist the investigation is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident reference 48 of 24/01/14
British Transport Police (BTP) have confirmed that man was shot in the leg at Shenfield Rail Station this morning.
In a statement police said:
We are able to confirm that a 44-year-old man from Essex arrived at Shenfield rail station this morning in a car shortly before 6am. As he got out of the car he was approached by an unknown man and received a single gunshot to the leg. The man, wearing a balaclava ran from the scene of the incident and left in a vehicle parked nearby. The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, with serious injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.
At this stage of the investigation, police cannot confirm the vehicle or weapon used.