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Police on scene at Basildon Hospital following targeted shooting of 19-year-old

Teenager fighting for his life after being shot in targeted attack.

Armed police have sealed off part of Basildon Hospital, near to Accident and Emergency.

This is a targeted attack and the wider public are not at risk.

Essex Police confirm they are investigating following an incident in Tilbury where a man was shot.

A 19 year-old man was taken to Basildon Hospital with a gunshot wound to his stomach shortly before 7.15pm today (Wednesday, September 26).

It is believed he had been injured after being approached by two men in the area of Raphael Avenue and Sullivan Road in Tilbury.

He is currently in a serious condition.

The area of Raphael Avenue and Sullivan Road has been cordoned off while officers investigate and we have officers at Basildon Hospital.

The Accident and Emergency Department at the hospital remains open to the public.

Detective Inspector Stuart Truss, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “This investigation is in a very early stage but we’re already building up a picture of the circumstances which led up to it.

“While it is unclear what the motive behind the attack was we believe it was targeted and there is no risk to the wider public.

“I appreciate this will be concerning for the local community but I want to emphasise incidents like this are very rare.

“The area where it is thought this incident took place is a busy residential one and I believe someone will have seen something.

“I particularly need to speak to anyone who saw a small black car in the area at the time of the incident.”

If you saw or heard anything, have CCTV, were driving in the area and have dash cam footage, or have any other information please call us on 101 quoting incident 1114 of September 26.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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