Two men who died in a shooting in east London have been named by police.
Saydi Abu Sheikh, 23, and Zakariya Jeilani Mohamed, 32, both from Ilford were fatally shot at a house in Henley Road, Ilford, just after midnight on Tuesday morning.
Armed officers attended the scene along with local officers and paramedics.
Three men were found with gunshot injuries.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics Sheikh and Mohamed sadly died at the scene.
A 30-year-old man was also taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command are investigating and are currently following a number of lines of inquiry. No arrests have been made.
A car linked to the shooting was recovered nearby in Ronnie Lane.
Det Ch Insp Chris Wood, leading the investigation, said: “This was an unspeakable act of extreme violence that has devastated two families and sent shock waves throughout the community.
“My team is working around the clock to identify those responsible and I would like to express my thanks to the people who have already provided information – they can be sure that we will act on everything they have provided.
“We still want to hear from anyone who was inside or near the house in Henley Road when the attack took place.
“The suspects responsible for this horrific act are violent criminals and it is important that they are not protected by a wall of silence –help us take them off your streets by telling us who they are.
“It doesn’t matter if you speak to us directly or anonymously via Crimestoppers – but please do get in touch.”
Det Ch Insp Wood added: “While information is vital at this point, please be aware that speculation, particularly on social media, is unhelpful.”
Anyone with information that can help the investigation is asked to call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 99/25Oct.
To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.