A suspected street gang has been accused of shooting people involved in other crimes to inspire their rap music.
On September 12, around 7:45 p.m., Hanad Muhammad Muhammad, 23, shot Sr. Comanchero Kyle Leofa, 25, twice in the face.
Dramatic CCTV footage tendered to the Brisbane Magistrates Court showed the moment Leofa survived the shooting, near the roof of a shopping center carpark in the Logan suburb of Underwood.
A group of 20 people, alleged to be offshoots of the African and Middle Eastern street gang K12, or KTM, were filming a rap music video for KTM Henny’s album Op Block Tour.
Dramatic CCTV footage has emerged of senior Comanchero Kyle Leoffa, 25, opening fire on top of a shopping center rooftop carpark in Underwood, Queensland, on September 12. Police allege members of the K12 gang were in the footage before filming the rap video.
The Courier Mail reported that Mohammed, who denies being in the gang, was seen in an ice blue puffer jacket at the start of the footage.
The video cuts to the street gang on the corner of the carpark filming the music video, a Toyota Hilux, in which Leofa is a passenger, drives up to the rooftop, then reverses down the ramp.
Muhammad has been charged in court with attempted murder, dangerous behavior with a weapon and four other related charges.
He planned to plead guilty to everyone.
Acacia Ridge Criminal Investigation Branch Senior Const Shane Hayes told the court the gang members were shouting ‘Oops’ when the Hilux reached the roof.
He also claimed that the gang members engaged in the shooting on purpose to inspire the lyrics and art of their rap music.
‘The signature means that the objection is that the accused and his street gang are deliberately engaging in shooting incidents in the local area causing incidents that could be referred to in the lyrics,’ he told the court.
He added that the album cover for the Op Bloc tour depicted ‘two men in balaclavas shooting at people in a neighborhood’.
Muhammad alleges in court documents that he fired twice at the vehicle, which drove onto the roof of the house and was slowed by cars behind it.
The CCTV footage shows people running in different directions after the shots were fired.
Hanad Mohammed Mohammed (pictured), 23, has appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court over the shooting death of Leofa. He denied being in the K12 gang
Senior Bikie Kyle Lioffa was shot once in the head. The bullet flew past his upper lip and lodged in his throat. He recovered and refused to identify the shooter to police (pictured, left, with Comangeros Biki Tarek Zaheed and another accomplice).
Leofa was hit by a bullet that passed through it According to court documents, his upper lip and tongue went through and near his throat.
Another bullet is said to have been found lodged in the Hilux.
Liofa was admitted to Mater Private Hospital emergency department with bullet injuries. He took out the bullet and gave it to the police.
The senior biker refused to reveal to the police or give any information about who shot him.
Police later located Mohammed at the Southbank Hotel in Melbourne and arrested him on September 23.
He was sent back to Queensland to face attempted murder charges.
Acacia Ridge Criminal Investigation Branch Snr Const Shane Hayes told the court the K12 gang were deliberately involved in the shooting to inspire their rap music, comparing it to KTM Henny’s ‘Op Block Tour’ album cover (pictured)
Muhammad’s lawyer, Daniel Heible, said police had no evidence to support the allegations against his client.
They said he was not involved in the shooting despite being in the area and CCTV footage was unclear and did not point to the shooter.
She added that police have not provided any link between the K12 gang and the Comancheros, or whether Muhammad knew Leofa.
Supreme Court Justice Peter Davies did not believe police claims that Mohammed was part of a street gang.
Muhammad will face the court again on November 28.