Mushin Mohamed shot two people in Ilford and Newham (Credit: Metropolitan Police)
Mushin Mohamed, 26, of Leytonstone Road, was sentenced at the Old Bailey yesterday after having been found guilty of murder and attempted murder at the same court the previous day.
Mohamed was one of three people in a car that knocked Jason Diallo, 30, off his bike in Balfour Road, Ilford, in November 2020.
Two men got out of the vehicle and shot him in the head before getting back in the car and driving away.
Emergency services were called to the area but despite their best efforts Jason died at the scene.
Around 15 minutes later, two men in the same car shot a 27-year-old man while he was standing outside a shop in Garvary Road, in Newham.
The victim was rushed to hospital with a gunshot injury to his shoulder that was not life-threatening.
Officers later found the car on fire in Solent Rise. They discovered the Ford S-Max had been travelling on false plates and was stolen from outside a property in the Ilford area several days before the shootings.
Forensic experts analysed DNA that was found on clothing that was recovered from the fire and matched it to Mohammed. They also confirmed the same gun was used in both shootings.
Tyrelle Joseph, of Banks Way, helped plan the shootings and provided support to the three men after the incidents.
The 21-year-old booked a taxi to pick them up from near to where the car was set alight and took them back to his home address so they could change their clothes.
He was found guilty of assisting an offender and jailed for seven years.
The other two men in the car have not been identified but police are continuing to look for them.
Detective Chief Inspector Kelly Allen, the senior investigating officer, said: “Our investigation found both victims were innocent men who were selected at random in unprovoked and senseless attacks.
“We have found no link between the victims and the defendants and have been unable to establish any motive for the shootings.
“My thoughts remains with Mr Diallo’s family and friends who continue to mourn his loss and I would also like to praise the bravery of the other victim who supported us throughout the investigation.
“I am pleased that our work has resulted in two dangerous men being convicted and they will now face a considerable time in prison. I am sure that London is a safer place because of this.
“The evidence we’ve gathered makes it clear that there were other people involved and we remain committed to bringing all those responsible to justice. The investigation remains open and we are still keen to hear from anyone with information that can help bring closure to those involved in this tragic case.”
Jason’s wife, who does not wish to be named, added: “The night Jason was brutally murdered will forever haunt me, the pain is indescribable.
“Jason had the kindest, softest heart and the thought of him dying alone in the street is beyond painful. He was my world and to have not had the chance to say goodbye, to remind him how truly amazing he was and how much we loved him is unbearable at times. I lost part of myself that night and life will never ever be the same again.
“Jason was a devoted father to our two children, the youngest only weeks old when Jason was murdered, they will forever suffer the consequences of the individuals who took their father’s life.
“He was his mum’s only son and a loving brother to his younger sister, who are deeply affected and miss him terribly everyday.
“For these individuals to kill a totally innocent stranger, who they did not know, in such a brutal, cowardly manner is beyond comprehension and although no sentence will ease our pain, it brings some comfort to know they will be spending many years of their lives behind bars.”
Anyone with information that could help the police is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Shenley. You can also report information anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.
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