Tributes paid to victim of Hayes shooting as he is named locally – MyLondon



The victim in the fatal shooting in Hayes has been named locally as a 23-year-old Abdishakur, who went by the nickname of Shak.

He was shot a little before 10pm last night (October 13) on Austin Road, Hayes, and tragically died at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics.

A murder investigation was launched and two men have been arrested.

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A burnt out car was also found a few miles away and was connected to the incident by the police.

A tribute to ‘Shak’ left at the scene (Image: David Nathan)

Tributes left at the scene were made out to Shak.

One read: “RIP, Sleep tight, to Shak”

A neighbour described the victim as a ‘polite’ and ‘helpful’ man.

Nikki, who only gave her first name, lived next to Abdishakur in a block of flats on Silverdale Road, overlooking where he was killed.

She told MyLondon: “He’s been my neighbour for 19 years. It’s hit me hard, but it’s hit my daughter harder. She was friends with him.

“He was so polite. He was really helpful, he often helped me with the shopping.

“He was always talking to me and everything else. So when I heard the news today, I felt physically sick.”

Forensic teams have been working at the scene all day (Image: David Nathan)

The Metropolitan Police have not yet formally identified the victim though said his next of kin have been told.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin, from the Met’s Specialist Crime South team, leading the investigation, said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the family and friends of the young man who lost his life last night. I want to reassure them and the wider community that my team and I are working hard to find out what led up to this tragic incident.

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“I must stress that the investigation is very much in its early stages and while we have made two arrests, we are continuing to follow all lines of inquiry and remain open minded as to who was responsible.

“I would ask that anyone who was in the vicinity of Austin Road around 10pm and witnessed anything suspicious to get in touch with us. Please share anything you saw with either the police or Crimestoppers, no matter how insignificant you think it may be.”

Did you know Abdishakur? We want to hear from you. Please get in touch at charlie.jones@reachplc.com