By News Editor Declan Wilkes
A black council worker was shot in the face for wearing a Barack Obama t-shirt after a racist gun man open fire in South Norwood.
Dube Egwuatu, 36, was also blasted in the hand and shoulder with a gas powered ball bearing weapon by a white skinhead in a broad daylight attack.
The black t-shirt bore the US Presidential candidates face with the word 'Believe.' Egwuatu, a systems analyst for Croydon Council, told the Daily Mail how when shopping at an off licence near his home, a man saw his top and started shouting racist abuse at him saying he “fucking hated niggers."
Gunman waiting outside with dangerous dog
He left the shop but the man was waiting for him with a vicious dog and a gun concealed behind his back.
Egwuatu zipped up his jacket to cover up the image and tried to walk to his car when the attacker followed him and pointed the gun after opening the passenger door.
In fear of his life, he sped off and rushed to a south London hospital.
Mr Egwuatu, a Nigerian who’s wife is an immigration officer, said the "venom in his voice was frightening."
Attacker said - 'I'm going to kill you'
“I couldn't believe it was happening - and just because I was wearing an Obama t-shirt.
“He was trying to make me walk somewhere quieter, saying: 'I've got something for you,” and 'I'm going to kill you’.”
“I did not think for one minute it could stir up such powerful feelings of hatred and I never said a word to him.”
The Met said it was investigating, adding that police searched a nearby house the attacker was seen going into. No one has been arrested.