2 girls charged with murder in drive-by shooting

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 16, 2012 at 12:16 AM

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- Two girls have been charged with murder in a South Texas drive-by shooting that left a 17-year-old innocent bystander dead.

The Monitor of McAllen reports state District Judge Jesse Contreras detailed the charges to the two juveniles in a Hidalgo County courtroom in Edinburg. They remain in the juvenile detention center, where they’ve been ordered to undergo psychological evaluation.

Authorities say the two were riding in a van with five adults Oct. 5 when it pulled up to an empty lot and those inside opened fire on a crowd. Police say 17-year-old bystander Miguel Vasquez was fatally shot in the neck.

The Monitor reports the other five adults have also been charged with murder.

Information from: The Monitor

 

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