Police have declared the death of a man who was shot in Sydenham as non-suspicious.

Police were called to reports of suspicious activity in Sydenham Road at 3.45pm on September 8, with firearms officers being summoned after shots were heard.

The victim, 25, died at the scene at 3.50pm.

One man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and remains in custody at a south London police station.

Witnesses in the area told the PA news agency that they had heard reports the man had accidentally shot himself.

A 56-year-old woman living on Venner Road said: "He came to shoot someone else, but he ended up shooting himself.

"The bullet bounced off a car window. You can see on the car window where the bullet bounced off it.

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

A spokeswoman for the Met has today said: "The death of a man found with gunshot wounds in Sydenham Road, on Sunday, September 8 has been declared non-suspicious.

"A file will be prepared for the coroner."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 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.