Teen gets 7.5 years for New Hope Church shooting

Shooting was reportedly the result of a dispute on social media

Todd Petrie Jr.  is being held on the charge of attempted murder. (CCSO)
Todd Petrie Jr. is being held on the charge of attempted murder. (CCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teen who shot another teen in a church parking lot has been sentenced to more than 7 years in prison.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that 17-year-old Todd Petrie Jr. was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to attempted murder in the August shooting of 18-year-old Frank Nifon.

Prosecutors say the incident outside the New Hope Church in Happy Valley was the result of a dispute on social media between Nifon and a friend of Petrie’s brother.

The friend and Nifon had agreed to meet at the church, and Petrie and Nifon’s cousin joined them.

Petrie is accused of opening fire 11 times on Nifon, who was struck at least 4 times and survived.

Petrie’s attorney says his client has accepted responsibility for the shooting.