A man has been arrested in connection with a firearms incident in Laindon.
The 27-year-old man from Basildon was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of firearms offences and is currently in custody for questioning.
Police are continuing to look for two other men in connection with the incident in Burdock Drive, Laindon, on Thursday, November 15.
They were initially called with reports a Renault and a BMW were in collision just after 3.30pm and the BMW driver was seen with a firearm, which was reported to have then been discharged.
Following enquiries, it is now believed the collision happened about ten minutes before the firearm was discharged and these two incidents are not linked.
Initial reports suggested no-one had been injured.
However officers have now identified a man was injured and he has been taken to hospital with suspected gunshot injuries.
He was not in the Renault or BMW.
Detectives are treating the firearms incident as being targeted, but say they remain open minded as to the motive and circumstances.
Anyone with information who has yet to speak to police is asked to call 101. Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org