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.