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Martinsburg Man Sentenced in 4th of July Shooting

The Martinsburg man who shot two people at a local park last July 4th was sentenced in court on Thursday.
BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - The Martinsburg man who shot two people at a local park last July 4th was sentenced in court on Thursday, and for the first time WHAG hears from one of the victims who was only eight years old at the time. 

WHAG's Jennifer Lee was at the Berkeley County courthouse, where Daniel Herbert apologized for the first time to the young victim he shot twice in the legs the night of the July 4th shooting at War Memorial Park in 2012. 

But that didn't sway the court. Officials gave Herbert a sentence of 15 to 60 years in prison for eight charges, including attempted murder. 

As we've reported Herbert shot two people, one man named Gabriel "Ziggy" McGuire and the little girl Amaya Cross. 

Herbert also apologized to the families that were at the park celebrating Independence Day. Herbert's defense attorney said they were disappointed with the sentence. 

Court officials tell us Herbert was also sentence to an additional five years in prison for a separate trial that found him guilty of being in possession of a firearm. 
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