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A gunman accidentally shot his friend with a submachine gun while sitting in a car then dumped his body by the roadside – in a scene similar to cult movie Pulp Fiction.

Chiragh Chiragh, 39, gunned down Mohamed Muhyidin, 28, as he sat in the front passenger seat of a car parked outside a flat in High Street, Harlington, west London in the early hours of Halloween morning in 2021.

He then drove the victim’s body minutes away round the corner and dumped it by the side of the road near to Heathrow Airport, where it was found by a taxi driver.

The shooting happened in a car park outside a block where one of the flats was used as a base for drug users and dealers to meet, police said.

Chiragh and Muhyidin, along with another man – Mohammed Shakeel who had a fake firearm – and a 17-year-old boy all went to the flat the previous evening, where an argument broke out.

Chiragh Amir Chiragh (pictured), 39, unintentionally killed 28-year-old Mohamed Muhyidin by blasting him in the back as they sat in a Toyota Prius on HalloweenIN 2021

Chiragh Amir Chiragh (pictured), 39, unintentionally killed 28-year-old Mohamed Muhyidin by blasting him in the back as they sat in a Toyota Prius on HalloweenIN 2021

Mr Muhyidin's (pictured) body was then driven and dumped in a ditch near Heathrow Airport where it was later discovered by a taxi driver

Mr Muhyidin’s (pictured) body was then driven and dumped in a ditch near Heathrow Airport where it was later discovered by a taxi driver

Just before 5am, Chiragh left the flat with a submachine gun and got into a car with Muhyidin, who was sitting in the front passenger seat.

But as he climbed out of the back door of the vehicle, the gun accidentally went off and Muhyidin, who was sitting directly in front of Chiragh, was shot through the chair.

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The silencer fell on the floor and the submachine gun was fired another two times while Chiragh was holding it, police said.

Chiragh then drove the car to nearby Sipson Lane and Muhyidin’s body was left by the roadside, with the other members of the gang trying to cover up what happened.

The killing mirrored a scene in Quentin Tarantino’s hit film, Pulp Fiction, which sees John Travolta’s character accidentally shoot an associate as he turned to talk to him in the back seat.

At Isleworth Crown Court on Friday (Feb 10), Chiragh was handed a 20-year jail sentence with an extended five years on licence. Two thirds of his sentence must be served before parole is considered.

A jury found Chiragh, of Harrow, west London, guilty of manslaughter and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and perverting the course of justice.

Associate Mohammed Shakeel (pictured), from Barking, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice

Associate Mohammed Shakeel (pictured), from Barking, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice

Detective Inspector Lucy Carberry from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said today (Mon) that the defendants intended to injure someone that day, even if it was not the actual victim.

She added: ‘Chiragh may not have intended to harm Mohamed Muhiyidin, but it is clear that he, and his associates, were intent on harming someone that day.

‘Chiragh was armed with a lethal weapon and Shakeel with an imitation firearm prior to Mohamed’s death, which was seen on CCTV.

‘Post shooting, they then colluded and conspired in an attempt to cover up what had happened to Mohamed.

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‘All played their part in this tragic story and all have quite rightly been made to face the consequences of their actions.’

Mohammed Shakeel, 29, of Barking, east London, was handed a total of five years and four months in prison after he was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

He pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at a previous hearing.

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to a youth rehabilitation order for two years.

Chiragh was handed a 20-year jail sentence with an extended five years on licence. Pictured: Isleworth Crown Court where the trial took place

Chiragh was handed a 20-year jail sentence with an extended five years on licence. Pictured: Isleworth Crown Court where the trial took place

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