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Ilford shooting: Three Romford men arrested in connection with killing of teen

PUBLISHED: 12:07 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:22 28 March 2017

Abdifatah Sheikhey. Picture: Met Police

Abdifatah Sheikhey. Picture: Met Police

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Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old in Ilford last Tuesday.

Detectives investigating the murder of Abdifatah Sheikhey, who was known as Abdi, arrested three men in the early hours of the morning.

The men, two aged 23 and one aged 21, were apprehended during a raid on an address in Romford at around 1.50am.

They currently remain in custody at an east London police station.

Abdi, 19, from Poplar, a former Wanstead High School and Newham College student, was shot with a handgun around 9.50pm on March 21, as he sat in the passenger seat of a black Mercedes saloon in Woodlands Road, Ilford.

A person got out of a white BMW X4, armed with a handgun, and shot Abdi, police believe.

Detectives say the vehicle containing Abdi was driven the short distance to Bedford Road, where he was discovered by a good samaritan and given first aid.

Paramedics battled to save his life but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 11.22pm.

Yasar Ahmed, 20, of Manor Park, who went to Newham College with Abdi, said he was a “cheerful guy who always had a smile on his face”.

“Two weeks before the incident we applied for jobs together,” Yasar added.

Police are still appealing for information.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, is asked to call detectives at the incident room on 020 8345 3734 or police on 101, or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the crimestoppers-uk.org web site.

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