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Two men on trial for fatal shooting at Bristol Carnival

Rico Gordon was shot dead after violence broke out at the carnival last year Photo: Avon and Somerset Police

It's been described as like a scene from the wild west. Two gangs firing guns at each other after a row in a bar. The shoot out in the early hours of the morning following the St Paul's Carnival last year left a 21 year old man dead.

Two men are now standing trial at Bristol Crown Court for the murder of Rico Gordon. Shakah Anderson and Rickel Adams deny the charge.

Bristol Crown Court was told how a shoot out started between two groups in the Easton area of the city during the early hours of July 3.

Prosecutors allege that three gunmen were responsible for the shootings that left Mr Gordon, from Notting Hill, London, dead. He was caught in the crossfire and was hit by a ricochet bullet.

Also injured were Isabell Brant, who suffered a gunshot wound to her knee, and Hekekiah Davies, who was shot in the left leg and lower spine.

Andrew Langdon QC, prosecuting, told the jury of nine men and three women that two of the gunmen were Shakah Anderson, 31, and Rickel Adams, 27. The third gunman - a close associate of Anderson - has never been identified by the police.

Anderson, of no fixed abode, and Adams, of Janson Close, Neasden, north west London, each deny murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Mr Langdon told the court that Anderson and Adams were members of different groups of friends who had both travelled from London to Bristol to attend the carnival.

Today the jury is being shown CCTV footage of the men's movements in the lead up to the shooting. More than 100 seperate clips.

Tomorrow they will visit the scene of the shooting close to the Coach House pub in Stapleton Road, in the Easton district of Bristol.

The trial is expected to last between five and six weeks.

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