2 plead guilty in Calif. freeway shootings

AP News
Posted: Nov 24, 2009 6:08 PM

Two men have pleaded guilty to shooting high-powered pellet guns at dozens of cars on San Francisco Bay area freeways.

They were charged in at least 45 shootings on Interstate 680 in Fremont and nine other shootings on Interstate 880. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Trent Cross says most of the cars just had glass broken, but one passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a pellet became lodged in his stomach.

Shawn Wagner and Rojelio Gomez entered their pleas Monday to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of vandalism. They initially faced more than 80 counts.

Cross says the men will serve three years and eight months in prison as part of the plea deal. They also must pay restitution to 42 victims whose cars were damaged.