A gunman who used a machine gun in an attack in Birmingham's Broad Street has been given an indefinite prison sentence.
The 34-year old victim, shot three times, probably only survived the attack, caught on CCTV, because the gun jammed, Birmingham Crown Court heard.
Nathan Gordon, 29, from West Ealing, London, was convicted of attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life. He had denied the charges.
Judge Frank Chapman sentenced him to imprisonment for public protection ruling he must serve a minimum of 15 years.
O'Neil Wareham, 25, from Wembley and Emmanuel Kanu, 29, from Cricklewood, both London, were acquitted.
Timothy Raggatt QC, prosecuting, said the reasons for the shooting of Mark Gibbs, from Birmingham, in the early hours of November 5 2006 remained "shrouded in mystery" and it was possible Mr Gibbs was the victim of mistaken identity.
He said Mr Gibbs had been talking to someone he knew outside the Bella Pizza restaurant when they were approached by Gordon who had travelled up from London. Mr Raggatt said Gordon was acting aggressively and Mr Gibbs told him they did not want any trouble. Gordon went to a car parked nearby and returned with the machine gun.
Mr Gibbs tried to run into the restaurant and Gordon fired five bullets, two of which hit Mr Gibbs in the lower back.
Mr Raggatt said Gordon returned to the vehicle which sped off and later crashed.