- Associated Press - Sunday, October 23, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon teen who shot another teen in a church parking lot has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/2eImlxX ) that 17-year-old Todd Petrie Jr. was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to attempted murder in the August shooting of 18-year-old Frank Nifon.

Prosecutors say the incident outside the New Hope Church in Happy Valley was the result of a dispute on social media between Nifon and a friend of Petrie’s brother.

The friend and Nifon had agreed to meet at the church, and Petrie and Nifon’s cousin joined them.

Petrie is accused of opening fire 11 times on Nifon, who was struck at least four times and survived.

Petrie’s attorney says his client has accepted responsibility for the shooting.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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