Lowell man sentenced to life in prison for shooting 8, killing 1

A Lowell man charged with first degree murder was sentenced to life without parole Friday.

On January 1, 2011, Lowell Police responded to reports of shots fired at a New Year’s party on Grand Street shortly after 1:00 a.m. When officers arrived, they found eight victims in a basement apartment suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victims ranged in age from 14 to 20, and their injuries included gunshot wounds to the neck, back of the head, jaw, arms, and abdomen.

One victim, Corinna Oeur, was shot twice in the chest. She was taken to Saints Memorial Medical Center and was pronounced dead. 

After conducting an investigation, authorities learned that 24-year-old Sothy Voeun and 25-year-old Jameson Phuon of Lowell were thrown out of the party after an altercation. Officials said they returned moments later armed with rifles, and opened fire on the crowd. 

Phuon was sentenced to life without parole in March 2015. 

In addition to Voeun’s life sentence, he was also sentenced to five years and one day in prison for eight counts of armed assault with intent to murder. 

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