Man gets 15 years for stray shooting of boy in park

A man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years for the shooting of a 3-year-old back in 2013.



Luis Oyola Jr. was walking with his mother in Vidalia Park when they were caught in the crossfire of a shootout. Oyola, now 6, was hit in the arm by a stray bullet fired by Alexis Tatis. The boy survived, but has needed physical therapy and counseling since the shooting.



Tatis asked for forgiveness from God and the boy's family. The family said they forgive him but that nothing will change what happened.



Oyola's family is now trying to get Luisito's Law passed. It would require a minimum sentence of 3 ½ to 15 years in prison for anyone firing a gun within 500 feet of a park, playground or school yard.



 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."