Murder of innocent mother in Kilburn linked to mistaken identity killing of Queen’s Park electrician
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The murder of an innocent mother in Kilburn has been linked to a mistaken identity shooting that claimed the life of an electrician from Queen’s Park.
Sabrina Moss and Daniel Smith are believed to be the innocent victims of a murderous feud between the Kensal Green Boys (KGB) and South Kilburn Gang (SKG).
Mr Smith was gunned down as he left a KFC branch in Harrow Road, Paddington, in November 2010, by gunmen who mistakenly mistook him for a KGB gang member.
Detectives believe the 22-year-old was shot in revenge for the killing of SKG member Tyno Kavuala, who was gunned down in Harlesden in March 2007.
Ms Moss was shot dead she celebrated her birthday in Kilburn last August.
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The 24-year-old, from Neasden, had been out celebrating her birthday and was sheltering from the rain outside a take away shop when she was joined by SKG members not knowing their deadly connection.
Minutes later two gunmen opened fire with a Mac10 and a hand gun leaving her dead, and injuring her friend Sabrina Gachette and the two suspected targets Edson Da Silva and Mahad Ahmed.
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On Monday, Hassan Hussain, 29, from Willesden Green, Yassin James, from Wembley, and Martell Warren, 23, from Kensal Green, were found guilty of murder and three attempted murders and firearm offences.
Jurors at the Old Bailey heard Warren, the getaway driver, is associated with KGB and the shooting was linked to a drugs-based turf war between Hussain and the SKG.
Det Supt Simon Rose, second in command at Brent Police, told the court that the KGB were ‘quite well established’ in the Kensal Green and Kensal Rise area and had around 30 members who had conflict with SKG.
Miss Moss’ killers face life sentences with a minimum of 30 years when they are sentenced on September 12, however the killers of Mr Smith are still at large.
In July 2012, Kervin Kavuala, Tyno’s brother, from Kilburn, Zeleke Forde, from Watford, and Shane Lewis, from Harlesden, were cleared of Mr Smith’s murder following a trial at the Old Bailey.
Following their acquittal, DCI John Crossley from Operation Trident, the Met’s specialist team that investigates gang crime in London, said the hunt continues to find Mr Smith’s killers.
He added: “We are keen to get justice for Daniel Smith and his family.”
Anyone with information call the incident room on 020 8733 4212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.