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Woman Shot In Eye In Basildon Air Gun Attack
Police are stepping up patrols in Basildon this afternoon after a woman was shot in the eye with with an air gun this morning.
The woman - who's in her 50s - was airlifted to hospital after being punched and shot in her home in Chesham Drive this morning.
Armed police were called to the area following reports the suspect had a gun.
The weapon has been described as a small, square, boxy shaped handgun.
They've not tracked down the man yet - and say the extra officers are just to reassure residents.
Ds Richard Burgess of Basildon CID said: "This is a particularly unusual incident with no clear motive.
"It appears from the scene that the suspected jemmied open the front door and encountered the woman when she came out of her bathroom.
"After first punching the woman in the face and then shooting a pellet at her, he has then fled the house. I am urging anyone who saw a man running along Chesham Drive at around 8am this morning to contact my team as soon as possible.
"There is nothing to suggest anyone should be fearful that this man should strike again. Local officer patrols will be stepped up in the surrounding areas to offer reassurance to residents.”
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