Update: 1900 hrs
A MAN has died and another man is in hospital following a shooting in south west Essex earlier today.
Police were contacted at just after 3pm today (Tuesday December 3) following reports of an incident inside a property in Hemley Road, Orsett.
A man was declared dead at the scene. Another man was taken to a London hospital suffering from gunshot injuries. Officers remain with him.
Investigating officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are investigating the incident. At this time, they are not looking for anybody else in connection with it. A firearm was found at the scene.
Update 1725 hrs
HUNDREDS of residents on the Beauchamp estate are yet to be let back onto the estate as police preserve the scene.
Two ambulances left some time ago.
A Major Investigation Unit has been set up.
Update: 1645 hrs
A MAN HAS BEEN found dead in a property in Hemley Road, Orsett this afternoon (Tuesday).
Essex Police were called to the scene at just after 3.10pm after reports of a man injured in a house.
On reaching the scene, one man was found dead within the property.
Another man was found injured and has been conveyed to Basildon hospital.
Police have reported that firearm has been recovered at the scene.
Detectives fron the Essex and Kent Serious Crime Directorate are at the scene and conducting an investigation.
Hemley Road is just off the Brentwood Road on the A129 and known locally as the Beauchamps Estate.
THERE ARE unconfirmed reports of an incident in the Hemley Road area of Orsett, off the Brentwood Road.
YT sources report a police presence at the scene and police vehicles heading to the location from a number of directions.
More to follow.
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