- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - An Everett teenager has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for shooting and injuring a brother and sister because the boy was wearing shorts in a rival gang’s color.

KCPQ-TV reports (http://goo.gl/n3UHqF ) that the 17-year-old was sentenced Thursday in connection to the Sept. 3 shooting. He pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and was charged as an adult.

The brother, who is not in a gang, was taking his sister to dance practice for her upcoming quinceanera when they encountered the shooter.

Witnesses say the shooter asked the boy if he was wearing blue to signify his membership in another gang. He became enraged and opened fire, hitting the teen three times and the girl once. Both were hospitalized and have since recovered from their injuries.


Information from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13fox.com/



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