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