Police armed response teams are continuing to hunt for a gunman who has left one man dead and a woman injured in a shooting in Clacton.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Residents are being urged to remain indoors while armed officers locate the gunman.
"Neighbourhood policing officers are maintaining a high-profile and visible presence in the community, supporting victims and witnesses.
"Members of the public are urged to contact police on 999 if they see the gunman who should not be approached."
As armed officers search for a gunman who has shot and killed a man in Clacton neighbours say the incident happend outside the home of police officer.
Witnesses say a body outside the house has been covered by a blanket. A woman who was also shot is said to have serious leg injuries.
People living in Clacton are being warned to stay in their homes after a man was shot and killed by a gunman.
Police marksmen are currently searching for the man. A woman has been seriously injured.