BROOKLYN — A Gowanus gang member was sentenced to up to 100 years in prison Wednesday for shooting five people, including a pregnant woman who suffered a miscarriage, outside a Red Hook apartment building, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Marquise Fredericks, 21, was arrested with three other members of the Gowanus-based “Oww-Oww” crew for pulling up in a Ford Explorer and shooting into the group while they stood outside 9A Dwight St. on Aug. 3, 2015.
The attack was retribution for an earlier shooting of a fellow gang member.
Two 20-year-old men and three women, including a five-month pregnant Special-Caijae Houston, 19, were injured.
Houston was hit five times in her wrist, breast and buttocks.
“We do nothing to nobody that’s why I had to look back to see who was doing this to us,” Houston said while testifying at Fredericks’ trials, the New York Daily News reported. “Why us, why?”
Fredericks was found guilty of charges including second-degree attempted murder June 6.
His getaway driver, Ronald Williams, was also convicted June 6, according to court records, and is due back in court on July 6 for sentencing.
Two other men who had been arrested were acquitted of involvement in the shooting, the Daily News reported.