Nottingham

Malakai McKenzie shooting: Court hears of gang feud

Police outside The Hubb pub in Nottingham
Image caption The jury was shown CCTV footage of the shooting in the pub's car park

A 19-year-old shot outside a Nottingham pub had survived two earlier gun attacks, a court has heard.

Malakai McKenzie, was fatally injured outside The Hubb on Sherwood on 21 April 2012.

Nottingham Crown Court heard gang rivalries led to a vendetta between the victim and Cameron Cashin, 21, which included two previous attacks.

Mr Cashin, of Liddington Street, and two others each deny a charge of murder and three of attempted murder.

Mr Cashin, along with Malcolm Francis, 19, of Constance Street, and Ijah Lavelle-Moore, 21, of Nottingham Road, all in the Basford area of Nottingham, also deny a charge of possessing a firearm.

Suspect fled

The court was told gang tensions lead to Mr McKenzie stabbing Mr Cashin in the arm during a fight.

This prompted to at least five reprisal shootings in three months, two targeting Mr McKenzie, and events came to a head outside The Hubb, said Timothy Spencer QC, prosecuting.

The jury was shown CCTV footage of four hooded figures approaching a car containing Mr McKenzie, his brother and two cousins.

In the footage, one of the figures can be seen raising an arm and four flashes can be seen.

The prosecution claims this was Mr Cashin firing the fatal shots.

The fourth suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is thought to have fled to the Caribbean.

The trial continues.

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