British Transport Police (BTP) have confirmed that man was shot in the leg at Shenfield Rail Station this morning.
In a statement police said:
We are able to confirm that a 44-year-old man from Essex arrived at Shenfield rail station this morning in a car shortly before 6am. As he got out of the car he was approached by an unknown man and received a single gunshot to the leg. The man, wearing a balaclava ran from the scene of the incident and left in a vehicle parked nearby. The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, with serious injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.
At this stage of the investigation, police cannot confirm the vehicle or weapon used.
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