Man to serve 5 years in jail for double-shooting in New Bedford


Bristol County District Legal professional’s Workplace. (WLNE)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The final of 4 individuals indicted in connection to a double-shooting exterior of a fuel station in New Bedford has been sentenced to serve 5 years in jail.

Final week, Brian Ortiz pleaded responsible to 2 counts of assault and battery by discharge of a firearm, two counts of tried assault and battery by discharge of a firearm and one depend of carrying an unlawful firearm.

On the night time of July 26, 2020, Ortiz, his girlfriend Ashlee Cambra, and co-defendants Giovanni Vale-Valentin and Tyrell Woodis-Pina arrived on the Petromart on Coggeshall Avenue.

Ortiz, former Latin King and present South First Avenue gang member, and Cambra entered the Petromart the place they acquired into an argument with a rival gang member, in keeping with Bristol County District Legal professional Thomas Quinn.

The clerk ordered all concerned to go away the shop, the place a fist combat started exterior between one of many victims and Ortiz.

At that time, Valentin fired a gun 3 times and hitting one of many victims. Ortiz took the gun and struck a second sufferer, Quinn stated.

Cambra drove all three males away from the scene. She was sentenced to 4 to 6 years in jail for her position on this incident, together with two different shootings from Fall River and New Bedford.