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Clacton shootings: Residents moved to safety

Residents are leaving the area Credit: ITV Anglia

Residents living near the scene of a fatal shooting at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex appear to be leaving the area for the night as police continue their hunt for the gunman.

ITV Anglia correspondent Victoria Lampard says a group of about a dozen people, carrying overnight bags, have left the area.

Senior officers had earlier warned people living in the area to stay indoors.

A major manhunt is underway as police search for the gunman who is believed to be armed with a shotgun.

Clacton shootings: Search widens

Police arriving at the murder scene Credit: Eastnews Press Agency

Armed police searching for a gunman who has killed a man in Clacton appear to be widening their search.

ITV Anglia correspondent Victoria Lampard is at the scene of the shooting. She says an "eerie silence" has descended on the area as residents are told by senior officers to stay indoors.

A police helicopter and dog teams have joined the search in the Essex seaside town.

Earlier police activity has failed to locate the gunman who is believed to be armed with a shotgun.

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Clacton shootings: Murder investigation begins

Scenes of crime officers at the scene of the shooting Credit: Eastnews Press Agency

A major manhunt is underway this evening after a man was shot and killed in an Essex street.

Police marksmen are currently searching for the gunman in and around a quiet residential area of Clacton-on-Sea.

A second victim was also injured. A police press briefing is expected in the next hour.

Clacton shootings: Police statement

Armed officers searching for Clacton gunman Credit: Eastnews Press Agency

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."

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Armed police hunt gunman

Armed police search for a gunman in Clacton Credit: Eastnews Press Agency

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.

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