38 charged in connection with teen's shooting
Thirty-eight suspected Bloods gang members were charged Friday in connection with the shooting of Morrisania teen Vada Vasquez.
Vasquez, 15, and a friend were near the corner of Home Street and Prospect Avenue in November when a dispute erupted between a group of men near the Davidson Houses, according to police. She was hit in the head with a stray bullet.
Vasquez underwent brain surgery and recovered after the incident. Five men, including 16-year-old Carvette ?Babyface? Gentles, were arrested and pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.
All are charged with conspiracy to commit murder, as well as several drug and gun charges.