Partygoer shot in the head after row

Man miraculously survives point-blank shooting.

A PARTYGOER was shot in the head on New Years Day after he intervened in a dispute between a female friend and the gunman at a house party, a court heard.

Jermaine McDougall, 22, miraculously survived the attack which took place in the Asda car park in Forty Lane, Wembley, in the early hours of January 1 this year.

The Old Bailey heard 23-year-old Kirk Franklin shot Mr McDougall at point blank range after leaving the party which took place in the nearby Chalkhill Estate.

Mr McDougall had met up with three female friends to go the New Years Eve event and were escorted there by Franklin.

However, it is claimed Franklin had a row with one of the women and Mr McDougall stepped-in.

Sarah Whitehouse, prosecuting, said: “Jermaine intervened and he and Kirk Franklin ended up wrestling on the ground.

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“Kirk Franklin walked off making threatening remarks to the effect he had a gun and would return and use it.”

Jurors heard that at around 5am the group left the party and walked towards the car park when Franklin jumped out of a car brandishing a gun.

He initially pointed it at the woman he argued with but she ran off so he turned it to Mr McDougall and pulled the trigger

Miss Whitehouse said: “Immediately after firing the shot he ran back to the car and drove off.”

Jermaine’s friends immediately dialled 999 and named Franklin as

the gunman, jurors were told.

Mr McDougall was taken to hospital with a bullet wound to his left forehead but fortunately the bullet fragmented on impact with his skull and did not pass through into his brain.

The gun has never been found.

Franklin denies attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The trial continues.

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