A MAN has been jailed for 16 years following a shooting in Park Royal.

John Paul Emeh, 35, of Kensal Town, was sentenced to 16 years for having a firearm with intent to endanger life and 15 years for causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Emeh was also placed on a 21-year licence and given an indefinite restraining order against the victim and witnesses in the case.

In July last year, Emeh was lying in wait for his victim to leave a venue in Western Road, Park Royal.

READ MORE: Anti-terror officers make arrests

READ MORE: Knife arches could be used to curb violent crime

At around 4.30am, he saw the 50-year-old man alongside four friends and confronted him before shooting him in the thigh with a small gun from his pocket.

He then attempted to shoot him for a second time but, due to a mechanical failure, the gun did not discharge. Emeh then fled on a moped.

The victim required surgery to his leg and later told police he had been in a dispute with the suspect over the purchase of a Range Rover. He had known him only as 'Mustafa' and 'Yousef.'

Emeh was arrested in September. Det Con Michael Clinch said: “We are pleased he is no longer on our streets.”