NEW YORK CITY — A gang-related Facebook "diss" sparked the hail of bullets that left a 14-year-old Jamaica girl dead on a bus in Queens this past weekend, sources told DNAInfo New York.
The news came as the NYPD increased the reward for information leading to an arrest in the killing of D'aja Robinson to $22,000.
Sources said the NYPD was closing in on three members of the Snow Gang of Jamaica in connection with Robinson's slaying aboard the Q6 bus on Sutphin Blvd. near Baisley Park on Saturday night.
“I believe there was a gang factor in this murder," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at a press conference Tuesday.
Detectives believe another 14-year-old girl who was also on the bus was the target.
According to the source, the girl, associated with the rival EBK gang, dissed the Snow Gang in a recent Facebook post.
It's not clear what was said.
The triggerman, who was on the sidewalk, unleashed nine shots, hitting Robinson in the head. No body else was injured.
As detectives searched for the trio of suspects, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown paid a visit to Robinson’s home where he paid his condolences to her mother and grandmother.
“It was sad, tragic and senseless,” Brown said of Robinson’s slaying. Her family said she loved to dance and was a straight A-student.