I think it was a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time instead of murder. Better described as a homicide by accident. Of course the media is going to report it in the way that gets the most sensationalism. They rarely ever get the facts straight when reporting about things like this.
No doubt these thugs are out of control. I've read they are going to crack down on it. They should have done that before it got so out of hand.