Sussex Police have sought to reassure residents after a 31-year-old Kent man was killed in Hove.
Officers say that two other men were also injured in the shooting on Saturday night.
– Supt Simon Nelson, Brighton & Hove Police
Residents should not feel at risk following last night's fatal shooting. I'm confident that this was an isolated incident and not a random attack.
Witnesses saw a horrific and tragic incident. A group of three men were shot at with what is believed to be a handgun and one of them was tragically killed.
This is not gang-related and as far as I am aware not linked to any other crime. I am confident that there is very low risk to the community, although I understand that this has been very upsetting and disturbing for everyone, especially those who were in the area at the time.