- 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 (https://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, https://q13fox.com/

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide