- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man who shot a couple outside a convenience store in October 2014 has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison.

Andre Graves-Byrd, of Pleasantville, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty last month to two counts of first-degree attempted murder and weapons charges.

Authorities say the Pleasantville shooting stemmed from an ongoing feud between the two men.

They say it began because Graves-Byrd believed Hector Gonzalez busted out the back window of his car.

The men encountered each other in the store, and a short time later Graves-Byrd allegedly approached the couple and shot them with a .45-caliber handgun.

Gonzalez was hit twice in the stomach and once in the arm and Shadaija Morgan was shot in the lower back. Both were hospitalized but recovered.



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