Providence man sentenced for shooting teen

Leuggen Irizzary, left, and Joseph Cianci (Photos provided by the Providence Police Department)
Leuggen Irizzary, left, and Joseph Cianci (Photos provided by the Providence Police Department)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty for shooting a teenager. 

Leugginn Irizarry, 20, pleaded guilty to shooting 18-year-old Joshua Conti.

Conti was sitting in a car at Neutaconkanut Park with Joseph Cianci, the grandson of former Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci.

Conti was shot multiple times during the incident and was paralyzed from the waist down, according to his father Michael Conti.

This story has been updated to reflect new information on Conti’s current condition.