14-year-old girl killed in Queens bus shooting

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A 14-year-old girl was killed by an unknown gunman Saturday night as she rode an M.T.A. bus in Queens, police said.

Daja Robinson had just boarded the Q6 bus at Sutphin Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. on her way home from a friend’s Sweet 16 party when gunfire erupted outside. One of the bullets passed through the window and struck her in the head.

Robinson was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m.

Two teenage female friends of the victim were on the bus with her at the time of the shooting. They told investigators they had left a birthday party at the nearby Onyx Lounge prior to boarding the Q6 and that there had been no disputes or arguments that might have led to violence.

Nine .40-cal shells were recovered outside of the bus, which was shot several times, police said.

No arrests have been made.

 

Danielle Tcholakian contributed reporting.

 


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