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Family, Friends Gather to Celebrate Birthday of Teen Killed by Stray Bullet

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More than a year after she was killed, family and friends of a Queens teen gather to celebrate what would have been her 16th birthday.

D'aja Robinson died after being hit by a stray bullet shortly after boarding a Q6 bus on May 18 of 2013.

On Tuesday, dozens gathered to march five blocks to the site where she was killed.

Her friends and family say this isn't the Sweet 16 they envisioned, but felt it was important to remember her on this day.

"I would give my life today for her to come back and live her life today—in a heartbeat. That was my only grandchild. That's my daughter's only child and every time I think about it, it kills me," said D'Aja's grandmother, Cheryl Sands.

"We were all close to her, since babies, and then we have to sit here and do this. It's not fun," one friend said.

"We all love and miss you and we hope that the community takes this as a lesson learned. Happy Birthday," another said.

D'Aja was on her way home from a Sweet 16 party on the night she was killed.

Two suspects have been charged with murder in connection with her death.

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