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Woman involved in deadly shooting at Las Vegas fitness center sentenced

Megan Hippie, right, appears in court for her sentencing in connection with a deadly 2016 shooting in a Las Vegas fitness center parking lot. (KSNV)

A woman was sentenced to prison time Tuesday after she pleaded guilty to her involvement in a deadly shooting outside a fitness center in 2016.

Megan Hippie was sentenced to four to 20 years in prison on charges related to the killing of Neil Gandler two year ago.

Hippie entered a guilty plea agreement after Gandler, a silicon valley software engineer in town for the Consumer Electronics Show, was shot and killed in the parking lot of the 24 Hour Fitness at Rainbow Road near Alta Drive.

Police say Gandler was sleeping in his car when Hippie and a man named Kyle Staats pulled up next to him. According to an arrest report, Hippie told police Staats got out of the car with a gun in his hand to rob Gandler and moments later a gun shot rang out.

Hippie offered an apology in court Tuesday.

"I offer my true and honest condolences to them. I hope they can find closure in this tragic situation. My two, almost three, years of being incarcerated has teached(sic) me a valuable lesson of my life," said Hippie.

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