A man has been convicted of manslaughter after accidentally discharging a firearm and killing one of his associates in Harlington.
The jury at Isleworth Crown Court heard how 28-year-old Mohamed Muhyidin was shot and killed in the early hours of Sunday, 31 October 2021 as he sat in the front passenger seat of a car parked outside a flat in High Street, Harlington.
His body was then driven and dumped by the side of the road in Sipson Lane, Harlington where it was discovered by a taxi driver.
Detective Inspector Lucy Carberry from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “Mohamed was shot and killed by his associate Chiragh Chiragh who was armed with a sub-machine gun. It is accepted that Chiragh accidentally discharged the firearm as both men were inside a car.
“What they were doing in this car remains up for debate, although any plans were soon derailed by the shooting. This set off a chain of events that would lead down a completely different path for those involved.
“Mohamed’s body was dumped and the car he was killed in was set alight as those involved desperately tried to cover their tracks.”
The events unfolded on the evening of Saturday, 30 October into the early hours of the following morning in a parking area outside some flats in Harlington High Street.
Chiragh Chiragh, 39, from Harrow, was found guilty of manslaughter and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and perverting the course of justice.
Mohammed Shakeel, 29, from Barking, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice. He had previously pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
A 17-year-old male pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice at an earlier hearing. All three will be sentenced on 10 February at Isleworth Crown Court.