A 17-year-old girl was shot to death during a large street fight in the Bronx, police said Sunday.
Vlana Roberts was mixed up in the brawl on Vyse Ave. near 181st St. in West Farms — about three blocks from her home — when she was shot in the upper back late Saturday, cops said.
Someone she knew drove her to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she arrived just before 11 p.m. Police were called to the hospital.
Doctors were unable to save her.
“Told God Take Out All The Negativity In My Life & I Almost Died,” Roberts wrote on Facebook the day before she died. The eerie post had been shared more than 2,400 times by Sunday evening.
Dozens of heavy-hearted family members and friends gathered outside Roberts’ Boston Road building Sunday, crying and sharing hugs and words of consolation. Gold and blue balloons — the colors of the Golden State Warriors, the slain girl’s favorite team — floated above the crowd.
They played rapper Wiz Khalifa’s song “See you Again.”
“The tragedy is ongoing. There are too many guns in our communities,” said Ernesto Maldonado, a friend of the victim’s family. “It was a game to them. Now a life is lost.”
Hundreds of people who knew Roberts flooded her Facebook page, sharing their shock and recalling favorite memories.
“You loved you some Golden State, always posted up in that same jersey,” her friend Trent wrote in a handwritten letter, a photo of which he posted.
“No matter what mood I was in, you always knew how to cheer me up. For anyone that knew her, knew that this wasn’t her destiny. Vlana did not deserve this. She got along with everyone and made friends with anything.”