05:25AM, Thursday 12 January 2012
'Fictitious' was the word used by the second victim of the tattoo parlour shootings to describe allegations of drug dealing, as he took to the stand today.
Mark Goddard gave evidence at Reading Crown Court this afternoon at the trial of four men accused of involvement in the attack at Fantasy Fine Line on April 11 last year.
A medical condition meant he appeared via videolink from a separate room in the court where he was lying with his leg propped up.
Mr Goddard, who had to have a bullet removed from his right thigh after the shootings, told the jury he had opened the door of the parlour to find a man pointing a gun at him.
He said he escaped though a fire escape at the back of the building, but went back in to see where his friend David Anderson was, and was then shot in the leg.
Like Mr Anderson he denied knowing the man who shot him or the motive, or that the attack was a drug deal gone wrong.
He also denied possessing a gun himself, and having visited Luton on April 9 - despite mobile phone records suggesting he was in the area.
Mr Goddard will continue to give evidence tomorrow morning.
The case continues.
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