Former Miss England contestant is jailed for two years for role in drive-by shooting that left a teen seriously injured
The teen was shot by one of Walker's accomplices and had to undergo surgery on both his legs to remove the pellets. She has been jailed for two years and eight months.
A 23-year-old former model and now a gangster's moll has been sentenced to prison after she was caught driving the car that was involved in a drive-by shooting. Shannon Walker was driving the car in which 21-year-old Chanze Nolan shot an 18-year-old boy, says a report in the Daily Mail.
The teen was shot by Nolan, who was inside the car, in September 2017 in Wellingborough. The trial heard that Walker, the former model from Northampton who competed in the 2012 Miss England competition, drove off with Nolan leaving the teen with serious injuries to the leg.
Nolan, Walker and their accomplice, 18-year-old Devontae Harris, planned the shotgun attack that took place on Burns Road. The trio believed that the teen was a member of a rival gang from the area.
The Northampton Crown Court heard that a few hours after the shooting, Walker and the two men took a "celebratory photo". The former model was put in prison on April 22 for two years and eight months for grievous bodily harm.
Nolan, who is also from Northampton, was given nine years and seven months after he came clean about wounding with intent and possession of a firearm. Harris, also from the same place as Walker and Nolan, was handed eight years behind bars.
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."
Speaking directly to Walker, the judge 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 court heard that the teenaged victim was walking to some shops near the spot he was shot. A car pulled up next to him and he was shot in what is being called a "tragic case if mistaken identity".
Detective Sergeant Keith Morson of the Northampshire Police said after the case: Shannon Walker played a key role in this offense, driving Nolan and Harris to Wellingborough. I hope her conviction shows others that we will pursue anyone involved in this type of offense 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."