Shooting in the high street this afternoon

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El Cid
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Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Post by El Cid » 8 Sep 2019 15:33

Loads of police cars in the high street, which has been taped off between Newlands Park and the railway bridge, and helicopter flying above. Apparently there's been a shooting near Lloyds bank.

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Re: Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Post by El Cid » 8 Sep 2019 16:02

According to a post on Twitter, there was a car chase, which ended outside Lloyds bank at 4 pm, and a shot was fired. I can't verify this. Has anyone spoken to anyone who witnessed the incident?

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Re: Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Post by El Cid » 8 Sep 2019 16:06

Just come across this statement from the Met:

Police were called at 15:45hrs on Sunday, 8 September to reports of suspicious activity in Sydenham Road, SE29.

Officers attended. Shots were subsequently heard and firearms officers were also called to the scene along with the London Ambulance Service.

A man in his 20s was found with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene at 15:50hrs.

Police remain at the scene – there have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries in to the circumstances continue.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police 101 quoting CAD 4860/8Sept or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.

syenhamboy
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Re: Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Post by syenhamboy » 8 Sep 2019 20:53

Latest reports say the gunman shot himself accidentally. When he shot at car and the bullet bounced back and killed him.

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Re: Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Post by angela53 » 8 Sep 2019 22:09

Certainly looks that way - all reports say he shot himself after bullet bounced back from car window

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Re: Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Post by angela53 » 8 Sep 2019 22:12

Is Sydenham Road still cordoned off?

Parker1970
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Re: Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Post by Parker1970 » 8 Sep 2019 22:34

As at 23:33 yes.

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Re: Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Post by Parker1970 » 8 Sep 2019 22:43

Many news sites saying the same, that it was the shooter that killed himself accidentally.,

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/c ... 96821.html
https://news.sky.com/story/man-in-his-2 ... n-11805133

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Re: Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Post by JMLF » 9 Sep 2019 07:22

Think there is still a lot of unknowns/conjecture around what happened with quite varied bits of info but it does appear the person shot thrmself - (eg: I have read that a shot ricocheted off a car and back but another report says people left the car and the person used the butt of the gun to try and damage the car and it went off). In any case very sad set of events.

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