Girl, 14, Killed by Stray Bullet While Riding New York City Bus

The shots were fired towards the bus while it was moving, according to police. Investigators recovered nine bullet shell casings.

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Monday, May 20, 2013  |  Updated 1:51 AM CDT
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Girl, 14, Killed by Stray Bullet While Riding New York City Bus

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A 14-year-old girl riding a city bus in Queens, New York, Saturday on her way home from a sweet-16 party was shot in the head and killed by a stray bullet from gunfire on the street, police said.

Police identified the victim Sunday as Daja Robinson of South Jamaica.

Robinson was sitting about three rows from the back of the Q6 bus at about 8:45 p.m. near Sutphin and Rockaway boulevards in South Jamaica when the shot came through the bus and killed her.

The shots were fired toward the bus while it was moving, according to police. Investigators recovered nine bullet shell casings.

Robinson was with two friends returning from the party at Onyx Lounge on Rockaway Boulevard, according to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Kelly said police didn't believe Robinson was the intended target, and they are looking into possible gang involvement in the shooting. 

No arrests have been made. 

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