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Man gets 9-18 years in former pro soccer player shooting

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WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia man has been sentenced to spend nine to 18 years behind bars for shooting a former professional Harrisburg soccer player after a confrontation outside a West Chester bar.

Twenty-six-year-old Curtis Zebley of Kennett Square pleaded guilty in March to felony aggravated assault and related counts.

Thirty-five-year-old Jason Hotchkin underwent three surgeries for his injuries but said outside court Monday that he can no longer run and walks with a limp.

Chester County Judge Patrick Carmody said Zebley committed a "pure, idiotic, callous act" by shooting Hotchkin as he fled.

Hotchkin retired from the Harrisburg City Islanders in 2012. He was in West Chester for a youth event at the time of the August shooting.

Moffat "Mo" Odour, another former City Islanders player, also suffered minor injuries.

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