Horror: Man Accidentally Kills Himself While Trying To Shoot A Target

The British Police at the moment are investigating the dying of a person after he was discovered with gunshot wounds in south-east London.

According to The Telegraph, the police stated it responded to experiences of suspicious exercise in Sydenham Road at 3.45pm on Sunday, with firearms officers being summoned after photographs had been heard.

The sufferer, in his twenties, died on the scene at 3.50pm, police stated.

Witnesses within the space informed the PA information company that that they had heard experiences the person had by accident shot himself.

Forensic groups may very well be seen photographing the scene in close by Venner Road, the place the physique was nonetheless mendacity three hours later.

A 56-year-old girl dwelling on Venner Road stated: “He got here to shoot another person, however he ended up taking pictures himself.

“The bullet bounced off a automobile window. You can see on the automobile window the place the bullet bounced off it.

“After it happened, the boy he came to shoot stood there filming him.”

She stated she had been caught contained in the police cordon for 3 hours for the reason that taking pictures.


“He’s been there for three hours covered by a sheet. No mum, no dad. It’s really sad,” she stated.

She stated she had lived in Sydenham for 25 years and there had been only a few incidents.

“It’s a nice little area this. It’s up and coming,” she stated.

Two males consuming in a close-by pub heard one gunshot, however believed it to be a automobile backfiring.

They stated that they had not heard any commotion earlier than or after the shot.

One man, who didn’t need to be named, stated: “We’ve heard three or four different stories – we’ve heard it was a guy on a moped, someone in a car and then that the (victim) did it to himself.”

Adam Cornish, 37, who lives near the scene, stated the world had been largely unaffected by rising ranges of violence elsewhere within the capital.

Mr Cornish, who has a two-year-old daughter, stated: “I’ve lived here for five-and-a-half years – you get a few idiots driving up and down too fast but nothing like this.”

A shopkeeper on the excessive road additionally informed PA that he and his colleague had additionally heard the sufferer had by accident shot himself.


“A gaggle of men had been sitting in a automobile by the [Lloyds] financial institution and an enormous man got here as much as them with a shotgun.

“They all bought out of the automobile and ran so the man determined to break the automobile with the again of the gun.

“As he was hitting the windows the gun went off and he shot himself – that’s what we’ve been told.”

The Metropolitan Police stated no arrests have but been made and {that a} police presence remained on the scene.

In response to the incident, Ellie Reeves, Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge, tweeted: “Shocked and saddened to be taught of the deadly taking pictures in Sydenham this afternoon.

“My thoughts are with the victim and their family. This violence has no place in our community.”

Mayor of Lewisham Damien Egan stated on Twitter: “Terrible news from Sydenham this afternoon and my heart goes out to this young man’s family.”

Police got additional cease and search powers by way of a Section 60 order, working from 5pm on Sunday to 7am on Monday in seven native wards.


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