Three brothers and an accomplice have been jailed after violent gang shootings left a member of the public injured on their way to work.

Brothers Ryan, Jameal and Ramela Gordon held positions of authority in a Hackney-based gang as they planned to harm rival gang members in the area.

The brothers and their accomplice Edwin Osei, 26, of Clapton Common, were linked to a number of gun offences.

Hackney Gazette: Left to right: Ryan, Jameal and Ramela GordonLeft to right: Ryan, Jameal and Ramela Gordon (Image: Met Police)

In one instance on March 14, 2020, the Gordon brothers attacked a block of flats with a Uzi sub machine gun to target an opposing gang – but one of the bullets hit a person passing by on their way to work.

An investigation showed that the Gordons were also involved in a self-loading pistol case which was fired in a heavily pedestrianised area of Homerton on May 21, 2020.

Hackney Gazette: A car damaged in the May Homerton shootingA car damaged in the May Homerton shooting (Image: Met Police)

Just eight days later a warrant was executed at a block of flats in Lynmouth Road, the same address as Ryan and Ramela Gordon, which led to the seizure of crack cocaine and heroin of up to £20,000 hidden away in public lift shafts.

The pistol used in the Homerton shooting was also found hidden in a shift of the lift up to the apartment.

Hackney Gazette: A recovered firearmA recovered firearm (Image: Met Police)

All four men were arrested and taken into custody.

They were convicted of a wide range of drug and firearms offences, police said.

Ryan Gordon, 31, and Ramela Gordon, 28, were both sentenced to 21 years in prison at the Old Bailey on Wednesday (April 17).

Jameal Gordon, 32, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 25 years – while Osei was jailed for nine years.

Det Ch Insp Matthew Webb, from the Met’s Specialist Crime who led this investigation, said: “These highly dangerous individuals had been heavily involved in gang violence for many years. Thanks to the hard work of my dedicated officers, they are now paying the consequences for their crimes.

“My officers worked long, strenuous hours to deliver robust evidence at court, showing our commitment to making London safe for its residents.

“The violence gang culture breeds eats into our communities’ lives – making daily life feel unsafe and frightening. The individuals that have been jailed showed no care for how their violent actions in public spaces would affect communities and were only concerned about maintaining their drug dealing enterprise and their reputation.”