Teen sentenced for shooting near Washington high school

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to more than 13 years of incarceration for shooting two teenagers last year near a high school in Graham, Washington.

The News Tribune reports Ronald Ackerson Jr. was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to first-degree assault and second-degree unlawful gun possession. He was prosecuted as an adult.

The 16-year-old and 17-year-old boys wounded in the December shooting near Graham-Kapowsin High School survived the attacked.

In a statement to the court, Ackerson says he fired at least six shots at a crowd from the passenger seat of a car. Students had gathered to watch a fight off school grounds involving his friend.

Ackerson says he did not intend to cause harm.


Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com