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Bus stop shooter charged with 15 counts

March 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The suspect in a bus stop shooting in South Los Angeles was charged in court Monday.The 24-year-old gang member accused of shooting into a crowd and wounding five children and three adults in South Los Angeles last week has been charged with 15 felony counts, including attempted murder and assault with a firearm.

Twenty-four-year-old Billy Ray Hines was arrested after police say he shot at two rival gang members, but instead hit the five children and three adults at a bus stop last Wednesday.

Authorities say Hines is a known member of the Crips gang.

All of the shooting victims are expected to survive.

Eyewitness News and CNS contributed to this report.


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