GUNMEN opened fire on an address on Canvey in the dead of night.

The shots were fired at an address in Chiltern Approach shortly after 2.05am this morning.

Essex Police say that no-one was injured but the person inside the address was left shaken.

A police spokesman said: "At this stage we believe this was a targeted incident but also a case of mistaken identity.

"We need to speak to anyone who saw what happened or has any CCTV, dash cam footage, or doorbell footage to contact us."

"If you have any information you can submit a report online at or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

"Please quote incident 53 of 5 May."

People can also call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.