A high-ranking Rebels bikie plotted a daylight shopping centre "ambush" leading to an outlaw rival being shot in the leg, a court has been told.
Alleged Logan chapter president Joshua John Lucey and fellow member Lucas James Pain are fighting charges over the shooting in the Brisbane District Court.
The events unfolded in broad daylight at the Logan Hyperdome, a major shopping centre south of Brisbane, in February 2019.
Lucey organised the ambush after a chance encounter with Bandidos member Harley Cranston, crown prosecutor Greg Cummings told the court on Monday.
He said several Rebels members arrived at the shopping centre later that day and, according to the prosecution case, "Mr Cranston was always going to get shot".
"This was an ambush organised by Mr Lucey, linked to whatever the disagreement was about earlier that day," he said.
It was Pain that ultimately fired the gun after a pursuit involving up to 11 men, Mr Cummings said.
Pain and Lucey are both charged with unlawful striking using a projectile with intent to disable.
As the chase spilled onto the street, the Bandidos member armed himself with a machete, the court was told.
"Mr Cranston, about 30 seconds before he was struck with the bullet, had armed himself with a machete and ran back towards these people that were chasing him," Mr Cummings said.
Pain was in a car when the gun was fired, and another nine men were on foot.
If he fired the shot in defence of himself or others, then it was not unlawful, the defence argued.
Only one bullet was fired from the revolver capable of carrying six rounds, and a case against Lucey would only be considered if Pain acted unlawfully, the jury was told.
Much of the evidence relies on various CCTV footage from in and around the shopping centre.
The trial before Judge Tony Moynihan continues.