Man in his 20s dies after being shot outside a Lloyds bank

A man in his 20s has died after being shot in broad daylight in a south east London street.

Police were called to reports of 'suspicious activity' in Sydenham at 3.45pm today and found a young man with gunshot wounds.

Despite the efforts of ambulance crews, the man tragically died at the scene five minutes later.

Photographs from the scene show police tape blocking off an area that contains a Lloyds bank.

Police are hunting the killer and remain at the scene.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police says: "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."

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said:  "We were called at 3:42pm today (8 September) to reports of an incident on Venner Road, Penge.    

"We sent an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, two medics in cars and an ambulance crew to the scene.

"Sadly, despite the efforts of medics, a man died at the scene."

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.

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