Three men have been arrested in the UK for the murder of a Norwegian-Somali teenager and his friend.
Mohamed Adbi Farah, 19, and his companion Amin Ahmed Ismail, 18, were shot dead in Milton Keynes on Thursday 26th May. Farah was killed instantly by a single bullet to the head, while Ismail died the next day in hospital having initially survived two gunshot wounds to the head.
Three men in their early twenties were arrested last week after armed raids at three separate addresses, according to the Daily Mail. A 13 year-old boy and two other men were also released on bail.
Sky News reported that the Norwegian teen had been the target of crimes in the London commuter-belt community. His concerned mother apparently relocated Farah to Coventry, but the killings occurred when he returned to visit a friend in the area. Thames Valley Police have ruled out any gang connection.
Meanwhile, Farah’s devastated family released a tribute statement: “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 grandson,” the statement read. “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,” reports The Foreigner.