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14-Year-Old Teen Shoots Random Stranger on MTA Bus

A 14-year-old teenage boy opened fire on an MTA city bus in Bedford-Stuyvesant, fatally shooting a random passenger in the head.

The incident occurred Thursday evening at about 6:20pm.

The boy was taken into custody by police and a firearm was recovered.

The victim was identified as 39-year-old Angel Rojas of Brooklyn. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police say he was not the intended target.

According to The New York Times, the shooting erupted during an argument among a group of teenagers. The newspaper reports that more than one shot was fired.

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