- Associated Press - Saturday, May 21, 2016

YORK, Pa. (AP) - Two men have been convicted of first-degree murder in a drive-by shooting that police said was gang-related and that killed one man and wounded another.

Jurors in York County deliberated for about two hours Friday before convicting 22-year-old Elvin Mateo Jr. and 20-year-old Durell Cotton Jr. in the October 2013 shooting in York. Both face mandatory life prison terms.

Authorities said 21-year-old Jordan Breeland was sitting in a parked sport utility vehicle when another vehicle pulled up and a man fired, killing him and wounding the driver.

Police have said that the shooting was part of an ongoing dispute between two rival city gangs.

Defense attorneys said they were disappointed but respected the jury’s decision.

Cotton is also awaiting trial in a double homicide that happened in York last summer.



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