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Springfield man gets up to 4 years for shooting 11-year-old girl in line to buy sneakers


SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts — A Springfield man has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for shooting an 11-year-old girl waiting in line outside a store selling the latest Nike Air Jordan sneakers.

The Republican ( ) reports that Kenny Bynum was also sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to charges including armed assault with intent to murder in connection with the March 2013 shooting.

Authorities say an orderly line had formed outside the store just before it was scheduled to open, but several people trying to cut sparked a confrontation.

The girl, thought to be an innocent bystander, was struck in the leg and survived.

The 20-year-old Bynum was told to stay away from the girl and her family, and remain employed while out on bail.

Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican,

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