A man has been jailed for firearms offences after shots were fired at a group of people in a street.

Daniel Fakoya, 18, of Priory Court, E17 was one of three men travelling down High Road, Leyton, when they began shooting from their Volvo at around 11pm on December 17 last year.

The armed gang then chased two men into an off-licence but after losing sight of them, they left.

They jumped back into the car and sped away from the scene.

But within five minutes, the car had crashed into a shopfront in St James' Street, E17.

The gang fled the crash scene and when police searched the abandoned car, they found a handgun, ammunition and two bottles of ammonia.

The handgun was located in the driver's footwell.

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The gun found in the driver's footwell Credit: Met Police

Forensics found Fakoya's blood on the driver's airbag and also just outside the car, linking him to the car and the items inside.

The Volvo was a stolen car - taken during a burglary in Essex on December 7.

Fakoya was arrested on February 14 and charged the following day.

This week, Fakoya was sentenced to 15 years in jail and a further three years on licence, following a hearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

He must serve a minimum of 10 years of his sentence.

Fakoya was previously found guilty of several other offences, including conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life, conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with indent, conspiracy to have an offensive weapon - namely two bottles of ammonia - and conspiracy to supply controlled drugs of class A.

He also pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking.

The other two men remain on the run but Met Police believe the shooting was gang-related. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the others who were in the Volvo with Fakoya.