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Essex shooting: Man was deliberately targeted

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

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