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Man, 19, held over double shooting
Worthing Herald
Monday, July 22, 2013

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A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two teenagers who were shot dead in an alleyway two years ago in Buckinghamshire .

Mohamed Abdi Farah, 19, and Amin Ahmed Ismail, 18, were gunned down on the Fishermead council estate in Milton Keynes on May 26, 2011.

Thames Valley Police said the teenage suspect was detained on Saturday night and is being held in police custody before being questioned.

Two men were jailed in January for a combined total of 70 years after being convicted of murdering the pair following a 10-week trial at Luton Crown Court.

Fuad Awale, 25, was sentenced to life behind bars with a minimum term of 38 years and Sharmake Abdulkadir, 22, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 32 years.

Mohamed was shot once in the head and died at the scene, while Amin sustained two gunshot wounds to the head and died at Milton Keynes General Hospital the following day.

Mohamed, who met Amin in Somalia in 2010, had been staying at his cousin's house in Milton Keynes the night before the shooting, while Amin was staying at a property in Gurnards Avenue.

On the night of the shootings, Mohamed, Amin and Mohamed's younger cousin were seen on CCTV leaving the Xscape complex. At about 9.50pm, Mohamed's cousin left the two friends alone.

During the trial, an eyewitness told the jury they saw a group of men arguing with two other men in an alleyway before hearing two shots.

Amin, who was the only boy in his family, came to England as a 10-year-old from Somalia, his family said following his death.

He enjoyed studying maths and science and dreamed of achieving a degree and a master's so he could look after his mother and four sisters, they said.

Meanwhile, Mohamed's family said he had only been in the country for four weeks.

They described him following his death as a "very likeable, sociable, and friendly individual, who was looking to continue his studies and go to university".


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