Police seek gunman sought after man shot dead in Clacton

Police are hunting a gunman after a man was shot dead and a woman injured in Farlop Close, Clacton, Essex, just after 3.30pm today.

On arriving at the scene, officers found the man dead and the woman with serious leg injuries. 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."

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