Two men are in hospital after being shot on Canvey Island.
The pair are being treated for gunshot wounds to their upper body.
Police were contacted at around 3.30am yetserdsay (Saturday August 6) to reports of a firearms incident in Somnes Avenue.
The victims, who are aged in their 20s and are from Canvey, remain in hospital for treatment to injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.
A 22-year-old man from Canvey has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody for questioning.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call officers at Southend CID on 101.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.