NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two men who police say were involved in a shooting spree during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans have been sentenced on multiple charges stemming from a yearslong spate of drug and gang violence.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement that 22-two-year old Akein Scott and 27-year-old Shawn Scott were among four brothers sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle. Akein and 31-year-old Travis Scott received life sentences; Shawn Scott and 24-year-old Stanley Scott each received 40 years.

All pleaded guilty last fall to multiple charges in a case that police say involved years of violence and intimidation.

Authorities have said that Akein and Shawn Scott fired into a crowd on Mother's Day in 2013 in an attempt to hit rival gang members. Twenty people were wounded.


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