Police launch hunt after man shot dead

A HUNT was underway for a gunman last night after a young man was found shot dead in Essex.Emergency services were called to Point Clear Road, St Osyth, near Clacton following reports of a gun shot.

By Annie Davidson

A HUNT was underway for a gunman last night after a young man was found shot dead in Essex.

Emergency services were called to Point Clear Road, St Osyth, near Clacton following reports of a gun shot.

Ambulance crews were called to the scene at 9.22pm and waited while armed police searched a house.


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Ambulance crews then went into the property where they battled to resuscitate a man in his twenties, who had been shot. However, the man was declared dead at 10.29pm.

An Essex police spokesman said last night: “We were contacted by a woman who is a resident of Point Clear Road shortly before 9.30pm and she reported that someone had been shot at a house in the road.

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“Police attended the scene and insured it was safe before allowing paramedics to enter the house. When they did they discovered a man with a gunshot wound.

“He was certified dead at the scene.”

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and two paramedic managers were sent to the scene.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “Once the building was secured by armed police, the ambulance crews started treating the man who is believed to be about 20.

“The ambulance crews immediately started resuscitation attempts and used advanced life support techniques, drugs and fluids but unfortunately it was not possible to save the man and after about twenty minutes he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“This was an extremely difficult job for everybody involved. The ambulance staff will be offered critical incident debriefing.”

Police had last night sealed off parts of Point Clear as they carried out a search for the gunman.

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