Essex shooting leaves one in hospital

A MAN is in hospital today after a shooting in Southend.

A MAN is in hospital today after a shooting in Southend.

At about 12.30am today Essex police received reports that two balaclava-clad men had forced their way into a house in Edith Road in the town.

During the incident a 38-year-old man was shot and he was due to undergo surgery in hospital today. It is thought his condition is stable.

Another man, aged 37, was also taken to hospital after being hit on the head with a firearm.

One man has been arrested in connection with the shooting.