CLAIMS by two men accused of attempted murder that they went into Huddersfield for takeaway food when a man was shot were lies, a court heard.
Prosecutor Tom Bayliss was summing up the prosecution case against James Collier, Carl Hughes and Bradley Okoro at Bradford Crown Court.
Hughes, 31, of Abbey Road, Fartown, Okoro, 22, of New Hey Road, Oakes, and Collier, 27, of Stoney Cross Street, Taylor Hill, are all charged with trying to kill Damian Munroe in Huddersfield on April 22, 2006.
Sheffield man Mr Munroe was hit in the head with a bullet as he sat in a Jeep at Cross Church Street in the early hours incident.
All three defendants deny attempted murder, attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, violent disorder and possessing a firearm.
Okoro is not in court and is not represented, but the other two defendants had claimed in earlier hearings that they had gone to the Dixie Chicken takeaway on Cross Church Street for food.
They claimed they only went over to see what was happening when they heard gunfire.
But Mr Bayliss said: “It’s not what the two defendants were saying to police – that they were there and some disorder was happening and they got mixed up in it.
“This was these men going to that place for a purpose.”
He added: “This was no surprise to Mr Okoro, Mr Collier or Mr Hughes. They weren’t there for any Dixie Chicken, they weren’t there for any tower burger.
“They were there to ambush those cars and, in particular, the Jeep and to shoot.”
The prosecution claims Okoro was the gunman, but that Collier and Hughes were his associates.
Mr Bayliss said there was no explanation for what had caused the dispute between the three accused and the group of Sheffield men that included Mr Munroe.
But he added: “We say that, whatever the genesis of this incident, whatever sparked it, whatever the feud was, the CCTV footage plainly shows Bradley Okoro, James Collier and Carl Hughes arrived in Cross Church Street and within a minute or so they had gone purposefully to the bottom of the street, engaged in a confrontation with the men from Sheffield and Okoro discharged at least two rounds of ammunition.”
The judge will sum up the case on Monday before sending the jury out to consider its verdict.