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Bristol gunman jailed indefinitely for street shooting

Kaya Hartley
Image caption Hartley shot at his victim seven times

A Bristol gunman has been jailed indefinitely for shooting a man in a dispute outside a sandwich shop.

Kaya Hartley, 24, who was found guilty of the attempted murder of 27-year-old Shaka Griffiths, must serve a minumum of 12 and a half years in prison.

Hartley was also convicted of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.

The shooting happened on the city's Stapleton Road on 28 May 2010.

Following a dispute in the street, Hartley cycled away and returned with a handgun. He then shot at Mr Griffiths seven times, hitting him in the shoulder, and chased him down the road.

The judge, Mr Justice Treacy, said Hartley would not be released until it was felt he was no longer a danger to the public.

Det Ch Insp Will White, from Avon and Somerset police, said: "A dangerous man has been put behind bars for a long time.

"This was an isolated and rare incident and we do not believe it was gang-related."

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