Kayode Oshin, 21, has been jailed for 21 years for attempting to gun down his rival Yassin Zouaiou with a Mac 10.
The two, who reside in west London, were in a rivalry over drugs and money. In the incident that occurred in Hounslow in October 2011, Yassin’s brother Mohammed was shot in the neck but the gun jammed meaning that Yassin survived the attack – but that didn’t stop Oshin from boasting about the shooting in a rap video which he uploaded onto YouTube.
Oshin and his accomplice Junior Tahir-Akinyele were arrested the following day.
Judge Timothy Pontius sentenced Oshin to 22 years in prison and Tahir-Akinyele to 14, saying:
Oshin you are convicted of attempted murder, your clear intention was that Yassin Zouaiou should die.
That intention would undoubtedly have been realised were it not for the fact that the mechanism on the gun jammed, releasing only one round.
It’s a matter of good fortune that he was not killed in what would have been a spray of bullets had the weapon been in good working order. The Mac 10 was obtained by you with a specific murder in mind.
Tahir-Akinyele you are convicted of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
It was your intention to hurt Mohammed Ali Subhani very badly, an intention that was fulfilled to the extent that really serious injury was caused.
You readily and willingly played your part in obtaining the Mac 10.
The two suspects are also currently serving jail terms for a stabbing in 2011, with Oshin recieving a 10 year sentence and Tahir-Akinyele getting eight years.