Gang member convicted of shooting 2 at Boston subway station

BOSTON (AP) — A member of the violent MS-13 gang from New York has been convicted of shooting a rival as well as an innocent bystander at a Boston subway station in 2016.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Rogelio Alvarado was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of several charges including two counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm.

Authorities say the Huntington, New York, man was on a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train on the afternoon of Jan. 19, 2016 when he had a gang-related conflict with another passenger.

The two got off at Maverick station in East Boston, where Alvarado opened fire, hitting the rival twice in the back and grazing another passenger in the head. Both victims survived.

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Alvarado was arrested in New York in July 2017. Sentencing is Monday.

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