Teen involved in two Portland shootings sentenced to 7 years in prison

Shamar Hunter in court Wednesday (KPTV)

An 18-year-old involved in a shooting on the Morrison Bridge during an anti-Trump protest in November learned he'll spend the next 7 1/2 years in prison.

Multnomah County Judge Eric Bergstrom handed down the sentence Wednesday to Shamar Hunter.

Hunter was facing three charges from two separate shootings in a two-week time period.

Investigators said he was the driver on the Morrison Bridge when a 14-year old shot and injured a 21-year old protester.

Hunter was also sentenced for a shooting during the early morning hours of Nov. 1 near Northeast 115th and Sandy Boulevard involving two women in a car.

Hunter pleaded guilty to attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon earlier this month.

In court, the mother of one of the victims read a statement on her behalf. The main message to the court was she's lived in constant fear since the shooting.

"I have spent way too many nights crying and thinking and not being able to sleep reliving the trauma of that night," Kindra Morgan, the victim's mother said. "It is impossible to describe in words how terrified I was for my life."

After the statement was read, Judge Bergstrom asked Hunter if he had anything to say. He responded, "no."

After the sentencing, Hunter's mother told FOX 12 she believes her son is innocent in the Nov. 1 shooting.

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