SHOCKING CCTV footage has shown a ‘wild west’ style shootout on a suburban street between a gang in a Skoda and a rival member on a bicycle.
The footage captures the gang of youths chasing down rival gang member Reanae Charlery, 21, before firing two shotgun blasts from the rear window, with one landing inside a family home where children were present.
Faheid Ali, 18, of Linden Road, Luton, was jailed for seven years after taking part in the gang clash on August 1 last year, alongside four fellow gang members.
Ali appeared at Luton Crown Court on February 21, where he was also sentenced for an armed robbery which took place in February 2017, during which he held a knife to the victim’s neck while stealing designer goods along with another accomplice.
Kevin Raveendrakumar also appeared in court and was jailed for three years for his part in the disorder.
Raveendrakumar had been caught by police the morning after the incident while in the back seat of his Skoda, where gun residue was found.
Charlery, of St Vincent Gardens, Luton, appeared at court yesterday and was sentenced to a total of four years and three months’ imprisonment for possession of an imitation firearm, as well as a separate drugs charge.
Detective Superintendent Liz Mead said: ‘Charlery, Raveendrakumar and Ali appeared to be involved in a dispute, with Charlery being in an opposing gang to Raveendrakumar and Ali. With this incident taking place in broad daylight, these three individuals clearly had no regard for the safety of the public, which is incredibly concerning.’
She added: ‘This incident was seemingly planned, with guns being carried to either be used as intimidation or to cause serious harm.’