Gang member gets life for shop shooting

A GANG member was jailed for life yesterday for the killing of an innocent student in a drive-by shooting.

Ryan Bravo, 18, was shot when he became caught up in a revenge attack after stopping off at a Costcutter supermarket to buy milk in August 2008.

Ashley Bucknor, 21, was one of a gang who pulled up on three mopeds and opened fire on rivals who ran past Mr Bravo to take refuge in the shop in Walworth, south London.

Bucknor had recently been released from a jail term for stabbing a man.

He was found guilty of murder by an Old Bailey jury and ordered to serve a minimum term of 24 years.

Judge Gerald Gordon said he accepted that Bucknor had not fired the fatal shot and had only just turned 19 at the time.

It was the second time that Bucknor had been found guilty of the murder.

He was jailed for life at Woolwich Crown Court in September last year, but a retrial was ordered on appeal.