Brixton shooting: Delivery driver killed after being caught up in drive-by shooting


A 21-year-old delivery driver minutes away from finishing his shift was tragically killed after being caught up in a suspected drive-by gang shooting in London, his colleagues have today claimed.

Friends of Guilherme Messias Da Silva say the Deliveroo driver was dropping off his final takeaway of the evening when he was fatally injured during the gun attack in Brixton, south London, last night.

Another man, suggested to be a local drill rapper, was also killed in the attack. It is not yet clear how either of the victims died, though it has suggested Mr Da Silva was struck off his bike during the shooting. Pictures from the scene show a smashed up car and a scooter.

Friends of Guilherme Messias Da Silva (pictured) say the scooter rider was delivering his final takeaway of the evening when he was injured during the gun attack in Brixton, south London, last night

Friends of Guilherme Messias Da Silva (pictured) say the scooter rider was delivering his final takeaway of the evening when he was injured during the gun attack in Brixton, south London, last night

Today, tributes have been paid to Guilherme, who is believed to have lived in the UK for two years, having moved over from his hometown of Petrolina de Goias, near the Brazilian capital Brasilia.

Fellow driver Paulo Silva, 42, described him as a ‘good boy’ and ‘young’ and said he had been planning to go back to Brazil in December. 

He said: ‘He was a very nice guy. It is so sad. He had planned to return to Brazil soon but it will not happen now.’

Another one of his colleagues from Deliveroo, who did not want to be named, also said he was a ‘very good guy who had become an innocent victim’.

Meanwhile, one tribute to Mr Da Silva, posted on social media in Portuguese, has been translated as: ‘Yet another asphalt warrior, humble boy aged, he lost his life working, during a gunfight between gangs in Brixton, he was fatally hit by the thieves’ car.

‘This first world country that many outsiders see is not just a bed of roses. This here is a daily struggle away from the family, exposed to daily dangers. God comfort the family and friends. God welcome you with open arms boy.’

It comes as police are this morning hunting a gunman following the shooting, which took place on yet another weekend of sickening gun and knife violence in ‘Wild West’ London.

Residents say at least ’12 shots’ were fired during the shocking incident, which took place around 7.50pm. Two men were found injured at the scene, but died shortly after. The Met Police are yet to release any further details about the victims and no arrests have yet been made.

The shocking double shooting comes following a brutal weekend of gun and knife violence in Britain’s seemingly lawless capital.

Earlier on Sunday, a man was stabbed to death in Wembley, while a 32-year-old man was killed during a knife attack near Waterloo Station on Saturday.

The fatal attacks also come just days after two men were brutally gunned down in Ilford, east London, on Tuesday, with no arrests yet made. A third man also suffered serious injuries.

None of the incidents have been linked by police, while officers are yet to make an arrest in three of the four incidents.

The Met Police are yet to release any further details about the victims and no arrests have yet been made. Pictured: Police at the scene on Sunday night

The Met Police are yet to release any further details about the victims and no arrests have yet been made. Pictured: Police at the scene on Sunday night

A car was crashed within the crime scene, after 12 shots were heard by others, a resident claimed. Pictured: A picture of the scene this morning

A car was crashed within the crime scene, after 12 shots were heard by others, a resident claimed. Pictured: A picture of the scene this morning 

Police are this morning hunting a gunman following the death of two men in a drive-by shooting (pictured: Police at the scene of a double shooting in Brixton this morning), on yet another weekend of sickening gun and knife violence in Wild West London

Police are this morning hunting a gunman following the death of two men in a drive-by shooting (pictured: Police at the scene of a double shooting in Brixton this morning), on yet another weekend of sickening gun and knife violence in Wild West London

Officers are this morning searching for the shooter following the fatal gun attack in Brixton (pictured), south London, on Sunday evening

Officers are this morning searching for the shooter following the fatal gun attack in Brixton (pictured), south London, on Sunday evening

Residents say at least '12 shots' were fired between a 'pair on a moped and people in a car' during the shocking incident, which took place around 7.50pm. Two men were found injured at the scene, but died shortly after from their injuries

Residents say at least ’12 shots’ were fired between a ‘pair on a moped and people in a car’ during the shocking incident, which took place around 7.50pm. Two men were found injured at the scene, but died shortly after from their injuries

Two men were found injured at the scene, but died shortly after from their injuries. Pictured: Police at the scene of the shooting on Railton Road on Sunday

Two men were found injured at the scene, but died shortly after from their injuries. Pictured: Police at the scene of the shooting on Railton Road on Sunday

It comes after officers rushed to the scene of a double shooting on Railton Road, Brixton, Lambeth, on Sunday evening.

Officers, including firearms officers, rushed to the scene, along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, following the shooting, which took place around 7.50pm.

Two men were found injured at the location, but despite the efforts of emergency services, both were pronounced dead at the scene. 

A car was crashed within the crime scene, after 12 shots were heard by others, a resident claimed.

Sebastian Morrison told MyLondon: ‘I came across the scene when I went to the shop so I’m not a direct witness. I spoke to a few locals who did hear and see some of it.’

He added: ‘Shots were heard and a policewoman at scene told me it was a shooting. 12 shots were heard by locals, fire exchanged between a pair on a moped and people in a car. The car is crashed at the scene.’

Their next of kin are yet to be informed and police are awaiting formal identification, with post-mortem examinations to be held in due course. No arrests have yet been made.

Two men were found injured at the location, but despite the efforts of emergency services, both were pronounced dead at the scene. Pictured: A police forensic tent at the scene of the shooting in Brixton

Two men were found injured at the location, but despite the efforts of emergency services, both were pronounced dead at the scene. Pictured: A police forensic tent at the scene of the shooting in Brixton

Sebastian Morrison told MyLondon : 'I came across the scene when I went to the shop so I'm not a direct witness. I spoke to a few locals who did hear and see some of it.' Pictured: A picture of the scene on Monday morning

Sebastian Morrison told MyLondon : ‘I came across the scene when I went to the shop so I’m not a direct witness. I spoke to a few locals who did hear and see some of it.’ Pictured: A picture of the scene on Monday morning

Metropolitan Police were called at around 7.50pm on Sunday night to reports of gun fire on Railton Road

Metropolitan Police were called at around 7.50pm on Sunday night to reports of gun fire on Railton Road

Their next of kin are yet to be informed and police are awaiting formal identification

Their next of kin are yet to be informed and police are awaiting formal identification

Helen Hayes, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood said that her thoughts are with the victims' loved ones

Helen Hayes, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood said that her thoughts are with the victims’ loved ones 

Another to comment on the incident was Gregory Osefoh, 59, who works at the Stanley Mini Market on Railton Road. He said he was not working at the store when the incident happened.

Upon hearing about the incident, he said: ‘(I was) a combination of upset, shocked and highly disappointed that people could take away other people’s life; the life they did not create. There’s absolutely no reason for that.

‘Nobody would be happy to see such a thing happening around where you live or where you do your business. So, it’s not a good thing at all.’

Mr Osefoh has been in the area for 15 years and said: ‘We have never seen any shooting around here.’

Do you have an information on the incidents? How to report it to police

For information relating to Ilford – Call 101 quoting CAD 99/25Oct.

For information relating to Waterloo – Call 101 quoting CAD 718/29Oct.

For information relating to Wembley – Call 101 quoting CAD 878/30Oct. 

For information relating to Brixton – Call 101 quoting reference CAD 6166/30Oct.

Alternatively, for any of the incidents, call  Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The force said that residents will see an enhanced police presence in the area and have been advised to speak with officers if they have any information.

Helen Hayes, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, said on Twitter: ‘Horrified to hear two people have been murdered in a shooting on Railton Road.

‘My thoughts are with their loved ones about to hear the worst possible news and all who witnessed this violence in our community.’

‘At this stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue,’ a spokesperson for the force said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 6166/30Oct.

The double shooting comes after a fatal stabbing in Sudbury Town, near Wembley, north-west London, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers rushed to Harrow Road, Wembley, around 2am to reports of a stabbing.  

A man, 21, was found with stab wounds. Emergency services attempted to treat the man, but he died shortly after. Police say two men were arrested at the scene in connection with the incident and have been taken into custody.

On Saturday morning, a 32-year-old man was fatally stabbed during an incident near Waterloo Station, south London. 

The man, named as Adrian Keise, from Lambeth, was attacked during an altercation involving two groups of men in Lower Marsh Street, according to the Met Police.

A spokesperson for the force said the altercation began outside Cubana restaurant before moving down Lower Marsh Street, where Mr Keise was fatally wounded.

Mr Keise was discovered near a block of flats in Frazier Street and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital where he later died. 

Police have launched an investigation, but as of yet, no arrests have been made. 

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: ‘I am sure that there were people who witnessed what happened who haven’t yet spoken to us about what they saw.

WEMBLEY: The double shooting comes after a fatal stabbing in Sudbury Town, near Wembley, north-west London, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Pictured: Police at the scene of the fatal stabbing near Wembley

WEMBLEY: The double shooting comes after a fatal stabbing in Sudbury Town, near Wembley, north-west London, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Pictured: Police at the scene of the fatal stabbing near Wembley

WEMBLEY: Officers rushed to Harrow Road in Sudbury Town, near Wembley, around 2am to reports of a stabbing. Pictured: Police at the scene

WEMBLEY: Officers rushed to Harrow Road in Sudbury Town, near Wembley, around 2am to reports of a stabbing. Pictured: Police at the scene

WATERLOO: On Saturday morning, a 32-year-old man was fatally stabbed during an incident near Waterloo Station, south London. The man, named as Adrian Keise, from Lambeth, was attacked during an altercation involving two groups of men in Lower Marsh Street, according to the Met Police.

WATERLOO: A spokesperson for the force said the altercation began outside Cubana restaurant before moving down Lower Marsh Street, where Mr Keise was fatally wounded. Mr Keise was discovered near a block of flats in Frazier Street and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital where he later died.

WATERLOO: A spokesperson for the force said the altercation began outside Cubana restaurant before moving down Lower Marsh Street, where Mr Keise was fatally wounded. Mr Keise was discovered near a block of flats in Frazier Street and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital where he later died.

ILFORD: Police launched a murder probe following the fatal shooting of two men in Ilford, east London, on Tuesday. Pictured: Police at the scene

ILFORD: Police launched a murder probe following the fatal shooting of two men in Ilford, east London, on Tuesday. Pictured: Police at the scene

ILFORD: Armed officers and paramedics raced to the scene, inside a Victorian terraced property on Henley Road, Ilford at around 12.16am on Tuesday. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other died a short time later. Pictured: Police at the scene

ILFORD: Armed officers and paramedics raced to the scene, inside a Victorian terraced property on Henley Road, Ilford at around 12.16am on Tuesday. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other died a short time later. Pictured: Police at the scene

Detectives named Saydi Abu Sheikh (pictured), 23, and Zakariya Jeilani Mohamed, 32, as the two men fatally shot following the 'drive-by' attack by a suspect, who is said to have been wearing a 'Joker' mask' at the time.

Pictured: Inspector Dave Holgate reads a statement to the media at the scene in Ilford

Detectives named Saydi Abu Sheikh, 23, and Zakariya Jeilani Mohamed, 32, as the two men fatally shot following the ‘drive-by’ attack by a suspect, who is said to have been wearing a ‘Joker’ mask’ at the time. Pictured right: Inspector Dave Holgate reads a statement to the media at the scene in Ilford

‘You may have thought it was insignificant at the time, but it could be vital in helping us to identify those responsible.’

It comes after police launched a murder probe following the fatal shooting of two men in Ilford, east London, on Tuesday.  

Detectives named Saydi Abu Sheikh, 23, and Zakariya Jeilani Mohamed, 32, as the two men fatally shot following the ‘drive-by’ attack by a suspect, who is said to have been wearing a ‘Joker’ mask’ at the time.

Armed officers and paramedics raced to the scene, inside a Victorian terraced property on Henley Road, Ilford at around 12.16am on Tuesday. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other died a short time later.

Neighbours told MailOnline that the sound of nearby Diwali fireworks masked the noise of gunshots at the suspected ‘drugs den’. But one eyewitness claims they saw cars approach the property before firing on the trio.

Another resident told the Telegraph how they had spotted a man wearing a ‘black Joker-style mask’ running through nearby gardens shortly after the shocking attack.

The Met said officers were ‘working around the clock to find those responsible’, but no arrests had been made.

Det Ch Insp Chris Wood said: ‘This was an unspeakable act of extreme violence that has devastated two families and sent shock waves throughout the community.

‘The suspects responsible for this horrific act are violent criminals and it is important that they are not protected by a wall of silence,’ he added.



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