Jury finds man guilty of killing three in Buffalo

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Posted: Apr 01, 2011 12:01 AM
Jury finds man guilty of killing three in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y (Reuters) - A jury on Thursday found a 24-year-old man guilty of what attorneys on both sides called one of the worst mass shootings in the city's history.

Riccardo McCray was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder stemming from a 17-second rampage last summer when seven people were shot outside of a downtown restaurant.

He faces a sentence of 50 years to life in prison.

Erie County Prosecutor James Bargnesi said the former gang member was responsible for "death and injury on a level this city has never seen" for the shooting, which broke out after an argument inside the City Grill spilled into the street.

(Reporting by Neale Gulley. Editing by Peter Bohan)