Police- An inquest heard today that two rappers died from torso knife and gunshot wounds after ‘bicycle-riding’ murder suspects burst into an east London house.
Saydi Abu Sheikh, 23, known as Giddy, and Zakariya Jeilani Mohamed, 32, known as Shifty, were killed on October 25 in Ilford.
Inquests into their deaths were opened this morning at East London Coroner’s Court in Barking by Coroner Nadia Persaud, but were adjourned due to ongoing police investigations.
The men, both from Ilford, were killed in a ‘unspeakable act of extreme violence,’ according to the Met Police, after reports of a shooting inside a house on Henley Road.
Detectives are on the hunt for the murder suspects, who arrived on bikes before the shooting and then fled the scene in a car after killing the men at a notorious drug den.
CCTV footage shows a group of men, thought to be rival gang members, fleeing the house where two men were killed and another was critically injured.
Several local residents claimed that the attack at a suspected “trap house” was planned to take place on Diwali so that the gunshots would be hidden by fireworks.
Mr Mohamed died from hypovolemic shock after he suffered stab and gunshot wounds to the torso, Ms Persaud heard on Tuesday.
Mr Sheikh died from stab wounds to the torso, coroner’s officer Brenda Dowsett told her.
Ms Dowsett said: ‘Mr Sheikh was at an address in Ilford when suspects entered the premises, discharged a firearm and stabbed Mr Sheikh, resulting in fatal injuries.’
The Met Police previously said they were called at just after midnight on October 25 to reports of a shooting inside a house in Henley Road.
Scotland Yard has said Mr Sheikh and Mr Mohamed died at the scene and a 30-year-old man was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds in a ‘life-threatening condition’.
In a previous statement, Detective Chief Inspector Chris Wood, leading the investigation, said: ‘This was an unspeakable act of extreme violence that has devastated two families and sent shockwaves throughout the community.
‘My team is working around the clock to identify those responsible and I would like to express my thanks to the people who have already provided information – they can be sure that we will act on everything they have provided.
‘We still want to hear from anyone who was inside or near the house in Henley Road when the attack took place.
‘The suspects responsible for this horrific act are violent criminals and it is important that they are not protected by a wall of silence -help us take them off your streets by telling us who they are.
‘It doesn’t matter if you speak to us directly or anonymously via Crimestoppers – but please do get in touch.’
The Met Police said no arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.