Monday, July 9, 2012

Clacton-on-Sea Shooting: Manhunt After Police Officer Shot Dead

Armed police are looking for a gunman who killed an off-duty police sergeant and injured another man in a shooting in Clacton-on-Sea in Essex.

The incident happened in Fairlop Close, just after 3.30pm.

Officers were called and found one man dead and another 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."

The man who was killed is believed to have been an off-duty police sergeant in his 40s.

A police helicopter is involved in the search for the gunman.

Police said that the two victims were found inside a house after the alarm was raised. Read More