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Boy, 14, shoots man dead on bus in US

NEW YORK/POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J.: New York police say a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a city bus in Brooklyn, fatally shooting a Dominican man in the head.
The shooting happened at about 6:20 p.m. Thursday on a bus in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
The boy was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered. No charges were immediately filed.
Police say 39-year-old Angel Rojas of Brooklyn was pronounced dead at the hospital. They say he was not the intended target.
According to The New York Times, the shooting erupted during an argument among a group of teenagers. The newspaper reports that more than one shot was fired.
Relatives say Rojas came to the United States four years ago from the Dominican Republic with his wife and two children.

3 dead in Jersey shore motel fire

Officials say a fire has destroyed a Jersey shore motel that housed some victims of Superstorm Sandy, killing at least three people and critically injuring three others.
Firefighters responded to the Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach just after 5:30 a.m. Friday. One of the superstorm victims, Joe Frystock, says a trip to the bathroom probably saved his life. He awoke to popping noises he said were the sounds of wood burning above him. He says he pounded on doors to warn others to get out.
Peter Kuch says he jumped from a second-story window as flames rolled into his room.
A spokesman for the Ocean County prosecutor’s office says the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.