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Ministry of Sound gunman Dwayne McPherson jailed

Dwayne McPherson
Image caption Dwayne McPherson shot his victim in a revenge attack, the Old Bailey was told

A gunman has been jailed for life for shooting a driver outside the Ministry of Sound nightclub in south London in August 2009.

Dwayne McPherson, 28, of Sydenham, south-east London, must serve a minimum of 11 years for attempted murder.

In August he was found guilty at the Old Bailey of shooting Ranjit Nankani, who was sitting in a 4x4 vehicle.

McPherson was also given an eight-year jail term for firearm possession, a sentence which is to run concurrently.

The court heard the shooting was a revenge attack on Nankani, 30, who had run over and killed McPherson's friend Gary Johnson, 25.

This earlier incident was preceded by a row in the nightclub on Gaunt Street, which had ended with Nankani and his friends being thrown out.

Later, when Mr Johnson and McPherson left the club, Nankani was waiting in his Mitsubishi Shogun outside and proceeded to knock down Mr Johnson, who was thrown into the air and carried along on the bonnet.

CCTV footage then showed McPherson running towards the car and firing four shots at the driver before running off.

Nankani was fired at four times and hit in the shoulder once.

In August, Nankani, of Croydon, was found guilty of murder and jailed for life, with a minimum prison term of 18 years.

Judge Stephen Kramer told McPherson: "Ranjit Nankani was lucky to escape with only the injury to the shoulder.

"You caused fear to many members of the public. You pose a high risk of danger to the public."

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