A gang member who was locked up over a Wild West-style street shooting has gone on the run.Police have warned that Tyler Mullings, who has links with Moss Side's notorious Gooch gang, should not be approached.
Mullings, now 22, was convicted alongside 10 other gangsters in Greater Manchester's biggest gangland trial, which resulted in life sentences for feared Gooch leaders Colin Joyce and Lee Amos.Mullings, then aged 18, was found guilty by the jury of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life in connection with the shoot-out between rival gangs in Moss Side.
Shots were fired in Wilcock Street in 2007 in a clash between masked members of the Gooch and Doddington gangs. Police later found nine bullet casings, one discharged bullet, a bullet fragment and three bicycles at the scene.
One man, Kayael Wint, suffered gunshot wounds to his leg. A second, Narada Williams, was blasted in the foot. Both were members of the Gooch gang – and were later jailed after the same trial.
Forensic analysis and police investigations revealed two groups, some wearing body armour, had shot at each other from opposite ends of the inner-city street. Gunmen had gone into the area, considered rival
Doddington territory, seeking revenge over an earlier attack.
Mullings, who was living in Urmston, denied the charge, but was found guilty by the jury at Liverpool crown court. He was sentenced in 2009 to spent six years in a young offender's institution.
Police have revealed that Mullings was released on licence, before being charged last June with drug dealing. He was released on bail but disappeared from an address in Bury.
He was last seen in December.
Mullings now faces a recall to prison because he has breached the terms of his licence. His details have been circulated to all police forces.
A police spokesman said: “Mullings is not to be approached.
“Anyone who sees him should call the police immediately.
“He was released on license but in June 2012 was charged with possession of drugs with intent to supply and recalled to prison for breaching his license conditions. He is currently on the run and has been circulated as wanted.”
Gooch leader Colin Joyce was found guilty of the murders of Ucal Chin and Tyrone Gilbert, one count of attempted murder and possessing of firearms.
He was jailed for a minimum of 39 years.
Lee Amos was found guilty of murdering Tyrone Gilbert and one count of attempted murder. He was sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in jail, but his tariff was cut to 32 years on appeal.
Anyone with information can phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.