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Five People Shot on Boardwalk in Brighton Beach (in Brooklyn)
NY Times ^ | 6/9/11 | ANDY NEWMAN

Posted on 06/09/2011 8:29:41 PM PDT by BCrago66

Five people were shot along the boardwalk in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, Thursday afternoon during a mini heat wave that had packed the city’s beaches.

Two of the victims are badly wounded, the authorities said.

The shooting took place around 5:20 p.m. on the boardwalk near Brighton Sixth Street, the Fire Department said.

The shooting unfolded on a day when a mini-heat wave and a school holiday sent hordes of people to Coney Island and Brighton Beaches, which were teeming with beachgoers — many of them teenagers — trying to escape temperatures approaching 100 degrees.

(Excerpt) Read more at cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: beach; boardwalk; brighton; brightonbeach; brooklyn; people; shot
I searched a few keywords, but could bot find this story in FR, even though the shooting was over 4 hours ago. I worked all day outside in New York City today, and the heat is oppressive, but I don't see how that causes anyone to shoot others.
1 posted on 06/09/2011 8:29:44 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

carry, carry , carry....our Constitution and God gives us the right to defend ourselves!


2 posted on 06/09/2011 8:31:14 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: BCrago66

The oppressive heat is going to be the excuse for this year’s riots as well. some folks just don’t take the heat so well dontchaknow.


3 posted on 06/09/2011 8:32:18 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: fabian

Here’s the update:

Gunfire on Boardwalk Kills One and Injures 4
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/10/nyregion/gunfire-erupts-on-brooklyn-boardwalk-killing-woman.html


4 posted on 06/09/2011 8:32:52 PM PDT by BCrago66
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I haven’t heard about this until just now. Nobody said anything to me. I don’t even know if I know anybody involved in this.


5 posted on 06/09/2011 8:36:55 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: wastedyears

The Gothamist has some video and other information on the this shooting. I’m not a fan of crowds, and this adds more confirmation. I like to be where a lot of other people are not.

http://gothamist.com/2011/06/09/video_shooting_at_brighton_beach_le.php


6 posted on 06/09/2011 8:44:05 PM PDT by BCrago66
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Mighty good place to not be at.


7 posted on 06/09/2011 8:50:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: BCrago66

Looks like Bay 5. I roamed those boardwalks as a child. Bay 1 had better waves. Played basketball at the brighten 2nd street park and played handball off ocean parkway.

Miss those days.


8 posted on 06/09/2011 8:52:25 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - She’s living rent-free inside the MSM’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: BCrago66

Crowds of Black people always seem to have shootings/killings.


9 posted on 06/09/2011 9:02:16 PM PDT by blam
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To: BCrago66

I should probably post a warning. I didn’t view the video I linked to - and now I’m not going to - but I hear from another blog that it includes footage a dying victim.


10 posted on 06/09/2011 9:02:23 PM PDT by BCrago66
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Cripes, I was over there on Monday afternoon. Sheesh, go figure.


11 posted on 06/09/2011 9:04:49 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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Holly cow. have you seen the comments over at http://gothamist.com???

I don’t think electing Obama fixed race relations in this country.


12 posted on 06/09/2011 9:41:21 PM PDT by cableguymn
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She said that at first she thought the noise was from her air-conditioner. “I was sitting on the couch and all of a sudden the noise came out of a clear sky,” she said. “I never dreamt it was a bullet. Never in my whole life.”

"I neva dreamt the air-conditioner be spittin bullets!"

13 posted on 06/09/2011 9:47:46 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BCrago66

Looks like a diversity shooting.


14 posted on 06/09/2011 9:57:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BCrago66
This is unusual, as it's a place considered relatively free of disorganized crime. But you can take the subway there, and it shares what once was an actual island called Coney with some notorious public housing projects.
15 posted on 06/09/2011 10:51:55 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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"I have nothing to snitch about I don't know anyone."

Yea, right.

16 posted on 06/09/2011 11:42:07 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: wastedyears

“I haven’t heard about this until just now. Nobody said anything to me. I don’t even know if I know anybody involved in this.”

Really, couldn’t we all say this about 99% of the news?


17 posted on 06/09/2011 11:53:03 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: wastedyears
I wonder if it all started because someone had the audacity to light up a cigarette . . .

And check out the video on NY1 . . . look at the disgusting mess the DFDs left on the beach and boardwalk: http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/140706/one-dead—four-wounded-in-brooklyn-boardwalk-shooting

There was also an incident involving guns on the A train leaving the Rockaways: http://nyconversation.com/2011/06/09/guns-on-the-a-train/

18 posted on 06/10/2011 2:15:16 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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Thanks...don’t be a sitting duck! Anyone reading this...


19 posted on 06/10/2011 7:54:33 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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