LONDON Jan 24 A broker at interdealer broker RP
Martin was shot in the leg at a train station in Essex, east of
London, on Friday morning in what was described by police as a
The man was named by RP Martin as Robin Clark, a broker on
its euro derivatives desk.
In a statement, British Transport Police confirmed a
44-year-old man from Essex was shot shortly before 0600 GMT as
he got out of his car at Shenfield station, 21 miles (34 km)
from the capital.
He was approached by a man wearing a balaclava and shot once
in the leg. His attacker ran from the scene and left in a
vehicle parked nearby.
The victim was taken to a local hospital suffering from
serious injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening,
the statement added.
Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson, who is leading the
investigation into the shooting, said: "At this stage we believe
the victim of this assault was deliberately targeted. We do not
believe this incident was gang-related.
"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances,
including the motive behind the attack."
A spokesman for RP Martin said: "We are aware of this
morning's incident and are giving Robin all the support we can".
He declined to comment further.
Clark joined RP Martin in June 2013, after a seven-year
stint at U.S. interdealer broker BGC Partners,
according to a LinkedIn profile in his name.
(Reporting by Clare Hutchison and Jamie McGeever; editing by