Carson City man sentenced to prison following Sparks shooting

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A Carson City man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after he pled guilty to committing a drive-by shooting in Sparks.

Earlier this month, David Maciel, 21, was given 48-120 months after pleading guilty to shooting into an occupied structure and a consecutive 28-72 months for assault with use of a deadly weapon, according to the Washoe County District Attorney’s office.

In July, officers with the Sparks Police Department were called out to a Sparks neighborhood following multiple reports of a drive-by shooting.

The mother of one of the victims told police that her daughter and four other juveniles were walking to a nearby elementary school when they saw a car stop at a stop sign and several men wearing masks get out.

The five victims began running toward surrounding homes, asking for someone to call 9-1-1. One of the victims identified Maciel as the only person to have fired a handgun at the group. He then left, before returning to fire more shots at the victims. Maciel stuck vehicles and residences in the area but did not strike anyone.

Maciel will be eligible for parole after six years.


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