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Samaritan shooter gets 20 years in jail

AAP logoAAP 16/09/2016 A Sydney man who shot two people, including a Good Samaritan, has been put behind bars until at leas

A Sydney man who turned a gun on a Good Samaritan and left him a paraplegic has been sentenced to at least 20 years in jail.

Ali Chaouk, 25, fired three shots into a teenager during a robbery in Merrylands in Sydney's west in March 2014.

Chaouk then shot Graeme Hunt, who had come out to check everything was OK, in the chest and the court heard Mr Hunt still has a bullet lodged in his spine.

The shooter was sentenced to a maximum of 27 years and will be eligible for parole in 2034.

"This was a ruthless offence, committed for no good reason," District Court judge Donna Woodburne said during sentencing on Friday.

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