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A man and a woman have been shot in a home near a caravan park with armed police dispatched to the scene.
Two air ambulances landed at the scene and transported them to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries.
Officers, paramedics and a police helicopter were seen in the area, in the village of Little Baddow this morning.
Emergency services were called to Church Road on the outskirts of Chelmsford at around 8.4am, (Friday, October 2).
Residents also spotted a police helicopter circling above, reports EssexLive.
An Essex Police spokesperson confirmed they were called to the scene following concerns a woman had been injured.
When they arrived, they found two people – a man and a woman – who had suffered gunshot wounds.
Both of them were taken to hospital.
Essex Police aren't looking for anyone else involved in this case.
The incident happened near to the Little Baddow Fruit Farm caravan park.
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It's understood that no caravans are being let onto the park as a result of this incident, according to reports.
An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “Two ambulances, three vehicles from the Hazardous Area Response Team and two Essex and Herts Air Ambulances attended a property on Church Road in Little Baddow this morning just after 9.00am.
"Two patients were treated for gunshot wounds and transported by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a serious condition.”
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