Kola Adisa, 21, of Cedarne Road, Fulham, jailed for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
A GUNMAN who fired a machine gun in a 'terrifying' attack in a crowded Shepherd's Bush street has been jailed.
Kola Adisa, of Cedarne Road, Fulham, was sentenced to 11 years in prison at Isleworth Crown Court after being found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
The 21-year-old was tracked down after help from passers-by who saw shots being fired at two black men from a white car as they walked along St Elmo Road at 3.30pm on April 16 last year.
Police traced an Audi R8, kept by a rental company with tracking devices, and found that Adisa had rented the car on the day of the shooting and could be tracked from his house to Shepherd's Bush.
The location of the shooting was also within yards of the home address of a man that Adisa was known to have been in dispute with at the time although neither of the men shot at came forward or have been identified.
Officers were unable to find the weapon but firearms experts examined ballistic material recovered from the scene and identified the weapon as a Mac10 machine gun.
In his trial, Adisa admitted being in the car as a passenger but said he was squirted in the eyes with a 'noxious substance', could not see what happened or had no idea the attack would be carried out.
But he was convicted on October 22 with police praising the public for helping to bring him to justice.
DCI Mick Foote, from the Trident Gang Crime Command, said: "This was a terrifying incident for local residents to witness in their street. We are grateful for their prompt response in contacting the police immediately after hearing the sounds of gunshots which assisted us in arresting Kola Adisa for this offence.
"Forensic evidence showed that a Mac 10 automatic machine pistol had been used in this targeted shooting in this residential street. Luckily no one was injured. Adisa showed total disregard to the possible harm he could have caused.
"This was a complicated and thorough investigation conducted by my investigation team. The assistance from the public in reporting the matter and giving evidence at court was of great support to the case.
"This investigation clearly demonstrates that the police, their partners and the public can tackle gun and gang crime together."