The family of Suhaib Mohammed, 19, who was shot dead in Milton Keynes on September 13 last year, have paid tribute after his killers were jailed.
The two drug dealers were jailed yesterday (Monday) for life for the murder of Suhaib, who was shot when a gun was fired through an open window at a house in Milton Keynes.
Suhaib was shot in the chest in the living room of a house in Osprey Close, Eaglestone in the early hours of the morning.
At Luton Crown Court, a jury of seven men and five women found drug dealer Mohamed Noor, 33, who admitted firing the gun, guilty to murder.
His co-defendant, Albert Prempeh, 35, who was accused of leading Noor to the address in the early hours of September 13 last year and acting as look out, was also found guilty of murder.
In a tribute, his family said: “When we moved to Milton Keynes we never thought Suhaib would die in a shooting.
“Mohammed Noor took a gun with him to Osprey Close and pulled the trigger. It is very sad that Suhaib was killed by another Somali, a lot of Somalis left their country to escape violence and live safely.
“As we prepared for the trial our family was very nervous and anxious because we wanted to find out what really happened to Suhaib that day and why.
“It was very difficult and worrying to not know for the months leading up to the trial.
“Suhaib will never come back no matter what the outcome is and we will have to live with that pain for the rest of our lives.
“His death has affected us in ways that we know about and ways that we don’t know about yet.”