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Three guns used in tit-for-tat shooting

PUBLISHED: 16:19 29 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:45 24 August 2010

THREE different guns were used to shoot dead a young father during a tit-for-tat war, a firearms expert told a court. Mark Mastaglio had examined the bullet-riddled car belonging to 24-year-old Jahmall Moore, who had been killed on January 2005. The fat

THREE different guns were used to shoot dead a young father during a tit-for-tat war, a firearms expert told a court.

Mark Mastaglio had examined the bullet-riddled car belonging to 24-year-old Jahmall Moore, who had been killed on January 2005.

The father-of-three was gunned down next to his car in Griffin Close, Willesden.

The Old Bailey heard Mr Mastaglio explain that the fragments and cartridge cases left behind had been fired by two separate pistols and a self-loading pistol.

He showed jurors weapons similar to those that could have been used in the attack.

The expert said there was no link in the firearms used in the murders of Jahmall Moore and that of Leon Labastide, 21, who died in May 2004.

Jurors have heard that both killings were part of a tit-for-tat war between two rival groups based on the Stonebridge Estate.

Professional footballer Gavin Grant, 24, of Shrewsbury Avenue, Kenton and Gareth Downie, 25, from Birmingham, allegedly murdered Mr Labastide with the encouragement of Damien Williams, 31, from south London.

After the murder Grant, Williams and their friend Romaine Whyte, 26, of Woodgrange road, Kenton, were all shot at in reprisal attacks.

Mr Mastaglio said that the same gun had been used to shoot at Grant and Whyte. A second gun was used to shoot both Whyte and Williams.

Downie and Grant deny the murder of Mr Labastide.

Williams, denies conspiracy to murder Mr Labastide.

Parchment and Whyte deny the murder of Jahmall Moore and conspiracy to murder Mr Sean Cephanis.

Grant further denies two charges of perjury in that he told a court he had no idea who shot Mr Labastide and claimed he only had one phone in a previous murder trial.

The trial continues.

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