Shannon Walker (pictured), 23, acted as a getaway driver when a 18-year-old man was shot with a double barrel shotgun in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
A beauty queen turned gangster’s moll has been jailed after she was caught behind the wheel in a drive-by shooting.
Shannon Walker, 23, acted as a getaway driver when Chanze Nolan, 21, shot an 18-year-old man from inside their car in Wellingborough in September 2017.
The former Northampton model, who competed in the Miss England 2012 competition, sped off, leaving the victim with serious leg injuries, her trial heard.
Walker, Nolan and another accomplice, Devontae Harris, 18, masterminded the shotgun attack in Burns Road because they believed the teenager was a member of a rival gang.
Hours after the shooting, Walker and her fellow gang members posed for a ‘celebratory photo’, Northampton Crown Court heard.
She was jailed for two years and eight months for grievous bodily harm yesterday.
Nolan, of Northampton, was handed nine years and seven months after admitting wounding with intent and possession of a firearm, while Harris, also of Northampton, was given eight years.
The former Northampton model (pictured), who competed in the Miss England 2012 competition, sped off, leaving the victim with serious leg injuries
His Honour Judge Roger Tregilgas-Davey said: ‘Pellets were lodged in both of the victim’s legs and required surgery. He will be scarred for life.
‘It must have been terrifying for him as well as extremely painful.’
The 23-year-old (pictured) was jailed for two years and eight months for grievous bodily harm yesterday.
Addressing Walker, he added: ‘You were not shocked or frightened. Indeed you posed for celebratory photos in front of the vehicle afterwards.
‘This was a drive-by shooting in the middle of the day in a residential street.
‘You drove others knowing they had a double-barrelled shotgun. As the driver, you were an integral part of that incident.
‘This is so serious it can only be met with an immediate custodial sentence.’
The victim was walking to the shops when a car pulled up alongside him and he was shot in what the court heard was a ‘tragic case of mistaken identity.’
After the case, Detective Sergeant Keith Morson, of Northamptonshire Police, said: ‘Shannon Walker played a key role in this offence, driving Nolan and Harris to Wellingborough.
‘I hope her conviction shows others that we will pursue anyone involved in this type of offence no matter how small or seemingly insignificant their part.
‘This unprovoked, atrocious act of violence has had a lasting impact on the victim who had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.’
Chazne Nolan (pictured right), 21, who shot the victim and Devontae Harris, 18 (left) his accomplice, were also jailed for their parts in the shooting.