This past week, a 14 year old girl was shot and murdered while riding the bus towards her home in South Jamaica, Queens.
Saturday May 18th, D’Aja “Asia” Robinson rode the Q6 bus home after attending a friend’s Sweet 16 birthday party when 9 rounds of gunshots shot through the bus and took her life. One of the nine bullets punctured through the temple [of her head] – she was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital shortly later that night.
Losing a young life is terrible but not as terrible as the fact that she could still be alive as she was not the intended target for this attack. According to NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, the shooting was to be “turf” or gang related. The intended target, not D’Aja, was an unidentified girl associated with the EBK crew who was threatened after making “derogatory” comments on social media about members of the Snow Gang. ”The 14-year-old girl had nothing to with this,” Kelly said. “It’s a terrible tragedy, but it’s indicative of the fact that we just have too many guns and too many young people with access to these guns.”
Over 2,500 people attended D’Aja’s funeral at the Greater Allen AME Church in Queens this past Friday. Young D’Aja was laid to rest in a lavender dress and in a white coffin. A beautiful white horse and carriage, provided for the family courtesy of Southside Jamaica, Queens rapper 50 Cent, throughout the neighborhood towards the cemetery.
50 Cent gave a helping hand and support to the family by paying for all the finances for D’Aja’s funeral and he released this statement on Facebook explaining why. (See below)
“People always try and paint negative images about me I’m the most genuine down to earth person and I didn’t forget where I came from I came through for baby girl by providing a horse and carriage for her. She was pretty, innocent and didnt deserve to die like that R.I.P D’Asia Robinson.”