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Gang slaying on video

Warning: video contains graphic content

More than seven years after a gangland shooting violently disrupted a quiet Kelowna Sunday afternoon, leaving one of the notorious Bacon brothers dead and three others injured, the three men accused of carrying out the shooting pleaded guilty to lesser charges Tuesday, after cutting a deal with the Crown almost a year into their trial.

With Jason McBride pleading guilty to second-degree murder and attempted murder and Michael Jones and Jujhar Khun-Khun pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, surveillance footage of the Aug. 14, 2011 shooting can now be made public.

At the beginning of the trial last May, Justice Allan Betton ordered the evidence remain under a publication ban until the witnesses had completed their testimony.

The surveillance footage shows the gunmen arriving at the Delta Grand Hotel just before 2:40 p.m. In a dark grey Ford Explorer. The Explorer pulls up beside a white Porsche Cayenne.

Hells Angel Larry Amero sat in the drivers' seat of the Porsche, while Red Scorpion Jonathan Bacon sat in the passenger seat. Independent Soldier James Riach was in the rear seat, along with Leah Hadden-Watts and Lyndsey Black.

The five had spent the weekend at the upscale hotel, enjoying the warm Kelowna summer, but were now heading back to the Lower Mainland.

During the trial, the Crown said the gunmen had been hunting Bacon, Amero and Riach for several months, on the orders of Sukh Dhak. They now had their chance.

In the video, two of the three gunmen can be seen jumping from the Explorer and shooting into the Porsche. As Amero lurches the luxury SUV forward, Riach jumps out of the backseat and hides behind a car. He was the only occupant of the SUV to escape injury.

Amero, likely injured at this point, drives the Porsche into the hotel wall and comes to a stop, as the gunmen give chase.

A family with several small children are caught up in the middle of the violence, and the gunmen run around them as they chase after the Porsche.

A witness testified one of the gunmen walked up to Bacon, who had slumped out of the SUV and was lying on the ground, and shot him at point blank range. Another  gunman sprayed bullets into the drivers' side of the vehicle.

Just a few seconds from when the violence began, the gunmen can be seen jumping back into the Explorer and racing down Cawston Avenue.

The burned-out shell of the getaway vehicle was later found in Lake Country.

The sentencing submissions of the McBride, Khun-Khun and Jones is expected to conclude Wednesday.



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