38 Gang Members Indicted in "Miracle Vada" Case

Friday, Jun 4, 2010  |  Updated 11:45 AM EDT
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38 Gang Members Indicted in "Miracle Vada" Case

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More than three dozen gang members will be arraigned on an indictment of attempted murder, drug and conspiracy charges in connection with a shooting that seriously hurt two people, including an innocent 15-year-old girl who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Vada Vasquez was walking home from school November 16, 2009, when she was shot in the head. She has since made a miraculous recovery. leaving the hospital, speaking her first word -- "Mom" -- and earning Mayor Michael Bloomberg's personal congratulations for her bravery.

Late last year, five men were arrested in connection with the shooting and indicted on attempted murder charges. The group of young men were allegedly trying to kill Tyrone Creighton, 19, in the shooting, officials said. He was wounded in the stomach.

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