Suspected Shooter of 8 on LA Street to Stand Trial


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A reputed gang member charged with shooting and wounding eight people including five children last year at a crowded South Los Angeles bus stop has been ordered to stand trial.

After a three-day preliminary hearing, a judge found Wednesday that there is enough evidence for 25-year-old Billy Ray Hines to stand trial on two counts of attempted murder, eight counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and several other felonies.

He has pleaded not guilty and is in jail on $2 million bail.

A gunman opened fire at a busy intersection filled with shoppers and students just dismissed from a nearby middle school on Feb. 27. Five children and three adults were wounded.

Hines was arrested a day later.

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