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Gang members sentenced to prison in 2014 shooting

Two men identified as gang members and accused of firing shots at a man outside a convenience store last year have been sentenced to prison.

Marquis Marshall, 23, and Clifford Roberson, 24, pleaded no contest in June to assault with a semi-automatic firearm. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Ben Davidian on Aug. 4 sentenced Marshall to 16 years in prison and Roberson to 10 years and four months in prison.

Both men are Strawberry Manor Gangster Blood members, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On May 27, 2014, the victim was seated in his vehicle at convenience store when multiple shots were fired at him. The victim ducked down in his vehicle and was able to avoid being struck.

The shooters fled, but were stopped in the area a short time later. A firearm was located during a search of their vehicle. The weapon later was found to match the shell casings left at the shooting scene, authorities said.