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An Enfield man has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail for his part in a gang feud that left an unarmed shopkeeper in hospital
A man has been jailed for two and a half years for his part in the gang-related shooting of an unarmed shopkeeper.
Kubilay Taban, 30, of Ordnance Road, Enfield, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice but was found not guilty of possession of a firearm.
Police were called to reports of a shooting outside Akdeniz Supermarket in Stoke Newington High Street at 9.40pm on Friday, September 28 last year.
Rival Turkish gang members had confronted each other outside the supermarket where the 35-year-old shopkeeper was shot in the hand as he tried to intervene.
He was taken to hospital and discharged three days later.
Caner Karakas, 31, of Blenheim House, Hardinge Crescent, Woolwich, was also sentenced to two and half years' imprisonment for perverting the course of justice as well as being sentenced to eight years in jail for possession of a firearm.
Both Taban and Karakas were sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, October 16 following a first trial in July this year.
Taban was arrested on October 15, 2012, however the man who shot the victim remains at large with police officers believing he fled to Turkey following the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Bruce of Trident said: "This attack was carried out by dangerous, violent gang members who had set out armed with a loaded firearm, determined to endanger the lives of other Londoners.
"Today's convictions demonstrate the tenacity of the Trident investigation team in unearthing the evidence needed to convict, assisted by our partners at the Crown Prosecution Service.
"More than 1,000 London gang members are now either locked up or subject to legal restrictions as a result of activity by the Met's Trident Gang Crime Command.
"Tacking gang-related violence remains a key priority for the Met and we will continue to target and convict those who choose to carry weapons and cause harm in London's communities."
The Trident Gang Crime Command, North East Shootings Team was launch off the back of the Stoke Newington incident.
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