Girl 'killed by gunman on bike'
An innocent 16-year-old schoolgirl was murdered by a bicycle-riding gunman when she went to a takeaway shop to buy pizza, a court has heard.
Agnes Sina-Inakoju became unwittingly caught up in a gang dispute last April when she was blasted in the neck with a submachine gun, a jury was told.
She died two days after the "callous" shooting at the Hoxton Chicken and Pizza Shop in east London, the Old Bailey heard.
Agnes was a "popular and successful" pupil at the local school, said Simon Denison QC, prosecuting, who said: "Her future was taken away from her in an instant."
Alleged gunman Leon Dunkley, 22, and Mohammed Smoured, 21, said to be the look-out who was with him, each deny murder and a firearms charge. The defendants, from Hackney, east London, are in the dock alongside two youths aged 16 and 17, who deny firearms charges.
It was a "bright and sunny spring evening" when Agnes was in the takeaway shop with friends just after 7.15pm on April 14, the court heard.
Mr Denison said: "Two young men on bicycles wearing hoodies with hoods up cycled up to the window. One of them calmly took out a gun and pointed it towards the window where Agnes and her friends were and fired. It was very quick.
"He didn't even stop his bicycle. He didn't pause to see who was in the shop or to aim at anyone in particular. The bullet hit Agnes in the neck. She collapsed immediately and she died in the early hours of Friday April 16.
"The two young men cycled off as casually as they had arrived. It was as callous and cold-blooded as it could be, carried out in broad daylight in a busy street.
"Agnes appears to have been the innocent victim of an ongoing rivalry between gangs in that part of London."