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Pair get prison in BB gun shootings in Albany

Posted at: 11/12/2012 10:35 AM
By: Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say two young men who drove through Albany shooting people with a BB gun have been sentenced to prison.
    
Judge Dan Lamont sentenced 19-year-old Nicholas McGraw to eight years in state prison for first-degree attempted assault.  Twenty-year-old Joshua Weldon got five years for second-degree assault.
    
Prosecutors say one victim suffered a permanent eye injury last December when the men fired from their vehicle.
    
A second victim was hit in the chin.
    
The next day, McGraw shot another passer-by in the thigh.
    
District Attorney P. David Soares says they were looking for "innocent victims" and should have known they would cause serious injuries.

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