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Man fighting for his life after three shot in horror incident on Water Lane

Crime / Sat 13th Jun 2020 am30 07:03am

0900 hrs

Water Lane remains closed as police continue to investigate circumstances surrounding shooting.

Update: 1800 hrs

Detectives are continuing to investigate a shooting in Harlow this morning, Saturday 13 June.

A man was taken to hospital following reports that he had been shot multiple times by a group of people in a car, outside an address on Water Lane, Roydon.

The man, who is aged in his 50s, remains in hospital in a life-threatening condition.

Two women, aged in their 20s, were also treated for gunshot wounds, with their injuries now not considered to be serious.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Greg Wood said:

“Our priority is to establish the circumstances around this incident and find those responsible for the shooting.

“The investigation is progressing and we are speaking with witnesses and those linked with the property as part of our enquiries.

“At this stage are not linking this crime to any other investigation but we retain an open mind.”

Superintendent Jon Burgess added: “We understand that the local community will be concerned about what has happened and we want to offer reassurance that we are here and working with our partners to support them.

“Our community policing team will be conducting extra patrols in the area and I encourage anyone who has information or concerns to speak to them.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact our Major Crime Team by emailing [email protected] referencing incident 169 of 13 June.

Alternatively please call 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers completely anonymously.

Update:

Scene from Water Lane at junction with Epping Road.

Update: 0845 hrs

Statement from Essex Police

A man has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after being shot with a gun outside an address in Harlow.

We were called shortly before 5am on Saturday 13 June with reports a man had been shot outside an address on Water Lane in Harlow.

It was reported that a number of people had arrived in a car and fired several gunshots at a group of people who were outside the address, having attended a party there.

The men then drove off in the direction of Harlow.

A man in his 50s, from Grays, has been taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds in a life threatening condition.

Two women, aged in their 20s, have also been taken to hospital with single gunshot wounds, which are not considered to be life-threatening injuries at this stage.

A cordon remains in place at the property while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact our Major Crime Team by emailing [email protected] quoting incident 169 of 13 June.
Alternatively please call 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers completely anonymously.

0800 hrs

POLICE in Harlow have sealed off a road in Harlow after reports of an incident.

The location is Water Lane in Harlow which runs from the edge of Sumners and Katherines to the road to Roydon.

YH has contacted the emergency services press offices and is awaiting a statement.

More follows.

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