A partygoer was shot in the leg in a nightclub amid a rivalry between two gangs, a trial was told.

Six men are on trial at the Old Bailey accused of attempting to murder Brandon Malutshi, who survived the attack at the Oval Space club in Hackney.

A seventh man, who is alleged to have pulled the trigger, is now deceased.

On Thursday, prosecutor Karim Khalil KC outlined rivalry between the “67 gang”, from Brixton Hill, and the “17 gang”, from the Wandsworth Road area, and with which the victim was affiliated.

He told jurors the man who allegedly shot at Mr Malutshi was not on trial because he died shortly after the events of the case.

On the night of August 29 and 30 last year, all but one of the defendants and Mr Malutshi were said to have attended a party at the nightclub.

The remaining defendant, Hamza Abdi, was waiting nearby acting as a “getaway driver”, it was alleged.

Mr Khalil said: “When the other defendants were inside the club, (the alleged gunman) pulled a handgun out of a bag which had been smuggled into the club by other defendants.

“He shot at Brandon Malutshi. (The alleged gunman) shot him in the upper part of his left leg. The bullet went straight through his leg.”

The victim ran from the club, chased by the alleged gunman and Shemiah Bell, the prosecutor said.

Mr Malutshi was shot at several times, with one bullet going through his right leg, the court was told.

Bleeding from his injuries, Mr Malutshi collapsed and members of the public called emergency services.

He was taken to hospital but discharged himself later the same day, against medical advice, Mr Khalil said.

The alleged gunman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was driven away by Abdi in a hired Range Rover and the other defendants also left the scene, the court was told.

Jurors heard that the gun used in the attack has never been found.

Mr Khalil said that over the weeks that followed, the six defendants were arrested.

In the police interviews, they either said nothing or accepted that they were there but denied having anything to do with the shootings, the court was told.

Bell, 31, Marcus Pottinger, 31, Connel Bamgboye, 29, Simeon Glasgow, 30, Carl Tagoe, 29, and Abdi, 24, from south London, deny attempted murder.

They are also charged with wounding with intent, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Abdi is accused of assisting an offender by driving a male away from the scene of a shooting.

Pottinger alone is charged with two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm at an address on December 16, 2022 in relation to the barrel, frame and cylinder for a .32 calibre revolver and a .38 calibre revolver.

The Old Bailey trial is expected to go on for nine weeks.