Man gets prison term for shooting, wounding 2 NMSU students

New Mexico State University

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – A man accused of shooting and wounding two New Mexico State University students in 2014 has been sentenced to 13 ½ years in prison.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Philip Zaman was sentenced Wednesday.

Five months ago, Zaman pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, negligent use of a firearm and criminal damage to property.

Zaman was an NMSU student at the time of the November 2014 shooting at a Las Cruces home near the school’s campus.

He was accused of firing at two other students in a bedroom.

Prosecutors say one victim was shot in the stomach while the other was shot while trying to run away.

A bullet grazed his shoulder, entered his mouth and knocked out several teeth before exiting his cheek.

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