British cops are hunting a gunman after a 31-year-old male was shot dead just minutes from Brighton’s popular seafront parade.
Chief Inspector Helen West of Sussex Police said it is believed it was a targeted attack.
Today, the immediate area was cordoned off as officers scoured it for clues.
Chief Inspector West said: “This is now being treated as a murder investigation.
“The man, who was found lying in the street, was quickly attended to by police and paramedics and taken to hospital but has tragically died.
“This is a fast moving, developing inquiry to identify and trace the person or people responsible. From information we do not believe this to be a random incident.
“We are actively seeking the offender, who we believe has left the area, and a number of police units including CID, Neighbourhood Policing, Road Policing and dog units are involved in this inquiry at this time.
“We are in the early stages of the investigation. We are talking with a number of witnesses and have secured the scene for forensic examination.”