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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: Hunt for gunman continues

Residents told to stay indoors Credit: Eastnews Press Agency

Forensic experts are examining the body of a man who has been shot in Clacton. It's believed he died from a shotgun wound.

The body is lying beside a house in Fairlop Close. The East of England Ambulance service says a woman was also injured.

Police marksmen are currently searching for the gunman.

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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."

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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