State Sen. Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda introduce bill inspired by Luis Oyola Jr., 4, shot by stray bullet

A new bill is being introduced that calls for tougher penalties for those who shoot a gun at parks, playgrounds and schools. State Sen. Jeff

State Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda are introducing the new bill, which is called

State Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda are introducing the new bill, which is called "Luisito's Law." (2/20/14)

BROOKLYN - A new bill is being introduced that calls for tougher penalties for those who shoot a gun at parks, playgrounds and schools.

State Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda are introducing the new bill, which is called "Luisito's Law." If the bill passes, any shooter who discharges a firearm within 500 feet of a park, playground or schoolyard will face a minimum of three and a half to 15 years in prison. Additionally, any gunman who shoots a victim under 10 years old would be behind bars for at least five to 25 years.

The bill is named after Luis Oyola Jr., 4, who was shot in August by a stray bullet. Alexis Tatis, the man suspected of firing the shot that hit Luis, is awaiting trial. Under the current law, if Tatis is found guilty, the sentence could be one and a half to four years in prison.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Activists say they want the city to retract 1 Residents converge to protest Bedford Armory Development
2 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
History lovers call Green-Wood Cemetery's trolley tour through 3 Black History Month: Green-Wood Cemetery trolley tour
Animal rights activists continued to protest outside the 4 Protesters gather outside Ringling Bros. Circus
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a 5 New Brooklyn Academy of Music exhibit features virtual reality storytelling

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE