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Published: Friday, 3/21/2014

Boy, 14, charged with murder in gang-related NYC bus shooting that killed bystander


NEW YORK — Police say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge after gang-related gunfire on a Brooklyn bus claimed the life of an innocent bystander.

Police Commissioner William Bratton says the victim, 39-year-old Angel Rojas, was not the intended target in the Thursday night incident. He was shot in the back of the head.

Investigators suspect the shooting stemmed from a dispute between two gangs that had been taunting each other on social media.

The shooting happened at about 6:20 p.m. Thursday on a bus in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Relatives say Rojas came to the United States four years ago from the Dominican Republic with his wife and two children.

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