Three men have been found guilty of murdering 24-year-old Neasden nursery teacher and mother-of-one Sabrina Moss last year.
Martell Ricco Warren, 23, of Hillingdon, Hassan Hussain, 29, of Willesden and Yassin James, 20, of Wembley were all found guilty of Sabrina Moss’ murder on the night she celebrated her birthday last August.
They have also been found guilty of the attempted murder of Sabrina Gachette, 24, the attempted murder of two men and two counts of possession of firearm. All three will be sentenced on September 12 at the Old Bailey.
Simon Baptiste, 29, of Cricklewood was found guilty of conspiracy to cause GBH and will be sentenced alongside the others.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge of the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) said: “Sabrina Moss had her whole life ahead of her; she was a nursery teacher and had just moved into a flat with her partner and their young child. She was looking forward to the future with her family, however this all changed in an instant due to the actions of those convicted today.
“Sabrina Moss was out celebrating her birthday with Sabrina Gachette when she was fatally shot. Sabrina Gachette was only saved from death by the skill of the surgeons treating her at the scene and subsequently at hospital.
“The events of that night have left a profound effect on Sabrina Moss’s family but also Sabrina Gachette who had to witness the death of her close friend.”
Sabrina Moss’ family said in a statement: “She was a beautiful, loving and caring person. She had a larger than life character the fullness of which cannot be summarised in one statement.
“Sabrina was a completely innocent victim of a totally senseless and callous crime and even though this chapter is now closing in our lives, we will never be the same and our lives have been forever been affected.”
Sabrina Gachette said: “I, Sabrina Gachette, am elated to stand before you knowing that justice has been served. The past 12 months have been a living hell for myself and my family.
“No one could have anticipated that a celebratory night out would end in such a tragic way. It has been extremely difficult for me to come to terms with what has happened. Knowing that I was inches from death has been hard enough, but having to accept that I will never get one of my closest friends back; is painful to comprehend.
“The August Bank holiday will NEVER be the same for me, it was a weekend I used to look forward to with Sabrina’s birthday, carnival and also my younger sisters birthday. However, it is now marred by the thoughtless, cowardly acts of the three men who names I daren’t say.”