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Minnesota News Briefs: Shooter receives 28-year prison sentence

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MINNEAPOLIS - A day after President Obama promoted his anti-gun violence proposals in Minneapolis and mentioned the gang-related shooting death of a five-year-old Twin Cities boy, the 17-year-old convicted of killing Nizzel George was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

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Stephon Shannon pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder for the benefit of a gang after firing several shots into a Minneapolis home last summer. The kindergartner was not the intended target.

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