Two young women were also shot during the incident
The victim, aged in his 50s, was attending a party outside an address in Water Lane, Roydon, this morning.
Shortly before 5am, a group of people in a car drove past the gathering and repeatedly shot at the crowd.
They then drove off in the direction of Harlow.
The male victim was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.
Two women, aged in their 20s, also suffered single gunshot wounds which are not considered life-threatening at this stage.
Police have established a cordon around the property and are investigating the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to contact their Major Crime Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org quoting incident 169 of Satuday, 13 June.
Alternatively you can call 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers completely anonymously.
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