Three gang members have been jailed for murdering a man who was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity.
Joseph Williams-Torres was sitting with a friend in a van when he was attacked in Walthamstow on 14 March 2018.
The Old Bailey heard the 20-year-old had been killed “by mistake” as part of a turf war between rival youths.
Hamza Ul Haq, 21, of Manor Park, Loic Nengese, 19, of Walthamstow and a 16-year-old boy were handed life sentences at the Old Bailey earlier.
Ul-Haq was jailed for a minimum term of 28 years, while Nengese was told he must serve at least 21 years in jail.
The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for a minimum term of 18 years.
Mr Williams-Torres’s killers had mistaken him for someone else who wore the same beanie hat as him, jurors were told.
The jury was told Mr Williams-Torres was “targeted” by three hooded youths who shot him in the chest and legs while he sat in a van with his friend.
The attack had been part of a series of “retaliatory” acts of violence between rival gangs, and the three defendants were associated with a group known as the Mali Boys, the court heard.
His killers had been out to avenge the murder of one of their own, 17-year-old Elijah Dornelly, in May 2017.
Prosecutor Allison Hunter QC said the Mali Boys had been involved in a bloody turf war with the Higham Hill or Priory Court gang as they tried to “assert their supremacy and control” of the area.
The killers were identified on CCTV fleeing the scene and the 16-year-old dropped his phone, enabling police to trace him.
The three defendants denied murder.
Ul Haq and Nengese claimed they were not the figures captured on CCTV which showed the murder.
The 16-year-old admitted being at the scene but failed to say who he was there with. He also said he thought the attack was going to be a robbery.
Devi Kharran, from the CPS, said: “This was a targeted hit by three ruthless gang members who sought out the wrong victim.
“Joseph was just a couple of weeks short of his 21st birthday and had great plans for his life.
“His family have been left devastated at the loss of their beloved son and brother, but I hope these sentences go some way in providing them with a measure of comfort.”