Two people from Tottenham jailed after partygoers shot during gunfight

Two people from Tottenham have been jailed after innocent partygoers were shot in crossfire during a gunfight.

It happened in 2017 at a rented hall in Rigg Approach, Leyton, where 300 people had gathered for a private function when two groups began shooting at each other.

At least 34 rounds were fired from six guns – which included an Uzi sub machine pistol and a Makarov self-loading pistol – causing people to chaotically flee into the street.

During the mayhem inside the hall a man in his 40s was shot in the leg and a woman in her 20s went to hospital after being shot in the chest.

Both victims, who were innocent bystanders, have recovered from their injuries.

Enfield Independent: The dance floor scene. Picture: Met Police.The dance floor scene. Picture: Met Police.

 

Today (Friday, November 5) a man and a woman, who were among the six people convicted, were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court, having been found guilty in August 2020 following a four week trial. They were:

Shearine Thompson, 42, of Lordship Lane, Tottenham, who was sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of firearms with intent to endanger life, for her role as a getaway driver.

Sinan Ozger, 33, of Craven Park Road, Tottenham, was sentenced to 21 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of firearms with intent to endanger life, surrounding the use of a Makarov self-loading pistol and a Tokarev self-loading pistol.

Enfield Independent: Rigg Approach in Leyton. Picture: Met Police.Rigg Approach in Leyton. Picture: Met Police.

Two men, who had previously been sentenced on Thursday, 16 September, were found guilty at the same court on Friday, 12 March, following a four week trial. They were:

Michael Lawrence, 24, of Richard Bradley Way, Tipton, was sentenced to 15 years and six months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of firearms with intent to endanger life. This related to the possession and use of an Uzi sub-machine pistol and a Sig Sauer self-loading pistol.

Kamal Lorren Parrish, 30, of Malvern Terrace, Enfield, was sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of firearms with intent to endanger life. This related to the possession and use of an Uzi sub-machine pistol and a Sig Sauer self-loading pistol.

The following will be sentenced on Thursday, 24 February 2022:

Haramein Jelani Mohammed, 35, of Pedro Street, Hackney was found guilty on Friday, 12 March of GBH with intent and possession of firearms with intent to endanger life, also relating to the possession and use of an Uzi sub-machine pistol and a Sig Sauer self-loading pistol.

On 27 May 2020, Jacob Joseph Maitland, 34, of Gloucester Road, Tottenham, pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, surrounding the use of a Tokarev self-loading pistol.

Enfield Independent: Top left to right: Jacob Joseph Maitland, Kamal Lorren Parrish, Sinan Ozger. Bottom left to right: Michael Lawrence, Shearine Thompson, Haramein Jelani Mohammed. Picture: Met Police.Top left to right: Jacob Joseph Maitland, Kamal Lorren Parrish, Sinan Ozger. Bottom left to right: Michael Lawrence, Shearine Thompson, Haramein Jelani Mohammed. Picture: Met Police.

The police investigation established the catalyst for the shooting was an ongoing dispute between Maitland and Parrish.

CCTV captured shots continuing to be fired in the street by Lawrence, who fired a further ten shots using the Uzi sub machine pistol.

Parrish fired two rounds from a Sig Sauer firearm, Maitland fired three shots from a Makarov self-loading pistol and Ozger fired five rounds from a Tokarev self-loading pistol.

Through the use of CCTV, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and phone data analysis, officers identified the six defendants’ involvement.

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