Two men killed in a shooting in Ilford have now been officially named.

The Metropolitan Police say that Saydi Abu Sheikh, 23, and Zakariya Jeilani Mohamed, 32, both died from gunshot wounds in Henley Road on Tuesday (October 25).

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Wood, who is leading the investigation, called it an “unspeakable act of extreme violence” that has “sent shock waves throughout the community”.

Ilford Recorder: Police have now confirmed the name of two victims who were killedPolice have now confirmed the name of two victims who were killed (Image: Met Police)

Sheikh, who also goes under the name of ‘Giddy’, is understood to be a drill rapper and part of a group called Drillford.

The musician, of Somali heritage, is understood to have been part of a turf war with a rival east London gang.


Another 30-year-old man, who was also shot at the scene, remains in a life-threatening condition in hospital.

Ilford Recorder: An investigation is ongoingAn investigation is ongoing (Image: PA)

DI Wood continued: “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.”

Investigations are ongoing and a car linked to the shooting was recovered In Ronnie Lane, near Manor Park.

Anyone with information that can help the investigation is asked to call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 99/25Oct. Alternatively contact anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.