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3 more charged in shooting of Providence girl

3 more charged in shooting of Providence girl

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three more men have been charged in the June killing of a 12-year-old girl in Providence, bringing the total number of people charged in the case to five.

Twenty-three-year-old Luis Gonzalez and 19-year-old Angel Valeria were indicted on 10 counts, including murder. Not guilty pleas were entered on their behalf in Providence Superior Court on Thursday. An 18-year-old man who was 17 at the time of the killing was also charged and appeared in family court.

All were ordered held without bail.

Aynis Vargas Felix was shot to death outside a graduation party. Three women with her were shot but survived.

In July, 21-year-old Branden Castro and 20-year-old Ricardo Vasquez were arrested. Neither has entered a plea.

Police say the shooting was gang-related and that the men targeted the neighborhood, not anyone at the party.

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