A gunman remains on the run following a fatal shooting in Essex.
A man in his 20s was shot in a hotel car park in Waltham Abbey yesterday morning.
Armed police secured the area around the Marriot but there’s no trace of the suspect.
Police have launched a murder investigation.
Officers were alerted just before 9.50am that a man had been seen with a gun and shots were being fired in the car park of the hotel on Old Shire Lane.
Police attended and a man, believed to be in his 20s was found injured. The road remains closed at the junction of Honey Lane.
Ambulance paramedics treated the victim but he was declared dead at the scene.
Armed officers secured the area and detectives have been speaking to witnesses to establish the exact circumstances of what has happened.
Essex Police are also liaising with the Metropolitan Police and other surrounding police forces.