The man who was shot at Shenfield this morning has been named as Robin Clark, 44, a city trader with RP Martin.
A spokesperson for RP Martin said:
We are aware of this morning's incident and are giving Robin all the support we can.
It would not be appropriate to comment any further at this stage."
More top news
A 16-year-old motorcyclist has been seriously hurt after he ran into a rope tied between trees across a path in St Neots
Police have released an E fit after a woman runner was attacked on the riverbank in Nazeing in Essex
Essex fire crews spent most of the evening tackling a fierce fire in a thatched cottage at Langham near Colchester