An ambulance carrying a fatally injured shooting victim was surrounded outside a hospital by men, including one from Birmingham, who shouted abuse and threatened to kill him, a court has been told.
Murder trial jurors were told that the incident outside Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre delayed Bernard Langton's arrival in the Accident & Emergency unit by eight minutes.
Opening the case against three men accused of murdering Mr Langton, prosecutor Peter Joyce QC told Birmingham Crown Court that the 27-year-old was taken to hospital after being shot in the back in Nottingham's Lace Market last May.
The Crown alleges the father-of-two was gunned down after being chased by David Stokes, from Kingstanding, in Birmingham, along with Anthony Tirado and Dion Griffin, following violence at Nottingham's Paris nightclub.
Explaining the events which occurred after the shooting, Mr Joyce told the court that Griffin and Stokes went to the Queen's Medical Centre at 2.22am on May 25 last year.
Mr Joyce said: "At the Queen's Medical Centre, the ambulance containing Mr Langton arrived at 2.45am - in other words after the others. It was then surrounded by a large group of people that included Stokes and Griffin and others who had been with them earlier on that evening.
"That group stopped Mr Langton being taken into the hospital, into the accident and emergency, for some eight minutes. The group was shouting 'Hope you are dead', 'If he comes out we will finish him' and 'He's going to die - he's not coming in here'."
The jury was told that Mr Langton, who had stabbed another man after being hit over the head with a bottle at the nightclub, was pronounced dead shortly before 3am.
At the start of his opening address, Mr Joyce alleged that Tirado was the gunman and that Griffin and Stokes knew he was armed.
Stokes, 27, of Collindale Road, Tirado, 25, of Ballerat Crescent, Top Valley, Nottingham, and Griffin, 35, of Hogan Gardens, Top Valley, all deny murder.
A fourth defendant, 33-year-old Andrew Pleasance, of Neston Drive, Cinderhill, Nottingham, denies assisting an offender following the killing.