Families pay tribute to shooting victims

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THE families of two teenagers gunned down on Thursday have paid touching tributes to them.

Amin Ahmed Ismail and Mohamed Abdi Farah both died after receiving fatal gun shots to the head on Thursday night.

The family of Amin Ahmed Ismail, said: “Amin was born in Somalia and came to England when he was 10 years old.. He was the only boy in the family and grew up with his four sisters who he loved very much. He also leaves behind a step brother and one step sister.

“Amin was educated at Southall College and Henley College in Coventry. He enjoyed studying maths and science which were the subjects he was particularly good at. Amin was good at education and wanted to achieve a degree and a masters so that he could help look after his Mum and sisters.

“Amin had a good personality and was very, very kind. Being the only brother he always looked after his sisters and used to tell us he would look after the whole family. He will be missed very much.

“We will bury Amin in East London as soon as his body is released.”

The family of Mohamed Abdi Farah, said: “We, Mohamed’s family, are deeply saddened and shocked at what can only be described as the tragic and senseless death of our son, brother, nephew and our grandson.

“We cannot put into words the pain we are feeling, only to say that he did not deserve to die in this way, Mohamed will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten.

Mohamed was 19yearsold, he was a very likeable, sociable, and friendly individual, who was looking to continue his studies and go to university. But sadly that bright future that he was looking forward to has been cut short by a senseless killer.

“Mohamed had been in this country for four weeks. Whatever rumours some of the media have written about Mohamed are untrue. We don’t deserve to be disrespected in this way, we are grieving for the loss of our loved one.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those same men and women who continue to search for his killer or killers. We are also very thankful to everyone else who has made or is making an effort to find the killer or killers.”