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B15 Bus Rider Fatally Shot When 14-Year-Old Fires 'Wildly'

B15 Bus Rider Fatally Shot When 14-Year-Old Fires 'Wildly'
Posted March 21st, 2014 @ 12:08pm

(By Jen Chung)

A passenger on a B15 bus was killed last night by a teenager who was apparently targeting a rival. Witnesses said the 14-year-old was shooting "wildly" as he hit Angel Rojas, 39, in the back of the head. Rojas, who died at Woodhull Hospital, had been going home between his two jobs to say hello to his family. His wife told the Post, "He was a man that just worked for his family."

The police received the call about the shooting at 6:20 p.m. and boarded the bus at Lafayette Boulevard and Marcus Garvey Boulevard. The bus had stopped in front of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps, where cadets and instructors were training. They jumped into action. Instructor Shanida Robinson said, "It was absolute hysteria. People were sitting around the gunshot patient, and there were also people around the scene who weren't sure what was happening, weren't sure where the perpetrator was at the time."



Photo Credit: Getty Images

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