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.

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