Gang shooter sentenced

Oroville man gets 84 years to life for highway shooting

A gang member convicted of a highway shooting in Oroville recently was sentenced to 86 years to life in state prison.

The shooter, Ker Vang, 24, spotted four college students in a supermarket on Oct. 6, 2014, according to a press release from Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey. A member of “a highly territorial gang,” Vang (pictured) presumed they were rival gang members.

While driving on Highway 70, Vang shot at another vehicle, hitting and killing 19-year-old Butte College student Jar Lee, 19, and seriously wounding Cheng Tao, a 20-year-old Chico State student. Two occupants of another vehicle Vang fired upon were unharmed. None had any known gang ties.

In November, a jury convicted Vang of second degree murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and committing crimes to benefit a gang.