Skip to comments.Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd
Posted on 06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said.
Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said.
One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said.
Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near the oceanfront, witnesses said.
"It was chaotic," said a 48-year-old Queens woman who was visiting Brighton Beach. "We looked at the boardwalk and everyone was running north. It was hectic. It was panic."
The teen - identified by friends as Tysha Jones, a Landmark High School student - was shot under the left armpit, cops said.
She later died at Coney Island Hospital, where a 23-year-old man was clinging to life with a gunshot wound to his stomach.
Tykwan Beckett, 23, and two other men - ages 25 and 26 - were taken to Lutheran Hospital. All were expected to survive.
The two injured bystanders - one hit inside Tatiana Restaurant - were among those in stable condition, sources said.
"I hope that somebody comes forward," said Beckett's sister, Ebony, 27. "If they don't stop him, [the shooter is] going to keep going."
Beckett - a father of 2-year-old twins, a boy and a girl - was hit in his ankle and elbow during the wild shooting.
A 21-year-old Bronx woman who is eight months pregnant said she was 30 feet from the gunfire and feared for her life.
"I got nervous," said the woman, who declined to give her name
"At the moment, you don't know where he was going to shoot," she added. "I left my sandals. I left everything. I could have fell on my stomach - I could have gotten shot."
One stray bullet pierced through the window of an elderly woman's apartment as she sat in front of her TV, witnesses said.
The bullet whizzed through the sixth-floor apartment of Marion Smith, 84, but didn't hit her, said a security guard at the building.
Dozens of cops from Brooklyn and Staten Island swarmed the area. Investigators believe the violence erupted between two rival gangs, cops said.
As the sun faded following a thunderstorm, police were walking shoulder to shoulder on the boardwalk, shining flashlights into the crevices of the pieces of lumber, looking for shell casings.
One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk...I didn't know Steed was back in action.
No one will come forward with info. Snitches get stitches. Talk to five-O and you will end up killed by your neighbors for ratting out someone.
And they complain that the police dont solve any shootings. But they embrace a culture of killing or beating people who try to do the right thing.
The Police beg for witnesses, but most are too afraid to come forward.
It’s interesting that the 16-year-old girl is not classified as a “bystander.” She must have been part of one of the “two groups” who began fighting.
I know I’m stepping out on a limb here but I’m going to call this the way I see it before reading the story. Mormons vs. Amish. Clear as day!
“Tysha” & “Tykwan”...doesn’t sound like Russian mafiya...its gonna be another long hot summer...
I am finding it more and more difficult to pronounce these Amish names. How about you?
RIP. Good to see Bloomberg taking NYC back to the ‘70s.
I think part of it is political culture, too, and why problems don’t get solved.
If issues were properly addressed, the government would lose a lot of power and money. And heaven forbid politicians lose an issue to campaign on.
How’s that stiff “gun control” working out for you, New York?
Actually, it was an Amish-Mennonite clash!
If they ever catch this guy he will go to prison and become one of the statistics that too many black people are in our prisons. Black on Black killings are rampant,but when we lock up blacks we are being racist.
Some things are crazy. Like blacks being upset that we keep black criminals in jail is racist and that Democrats pushing abortion is good for blacks instead of what it is. “Black Genocide.”
Military action required... kill them all... let GOD sort them out... they know who these gangs are and they know who supports them... kill them.
If the amish yoots kill or injure someone related to a member of the Russian mafia, or damage business there, I predict the Brighton Beach wilding will be dealt with in a way of which Dirty Harry would approve
Can't be. No do.
Beat me to it. Excellent!
Meanwhile, developments in Chicago.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Flash mob gang attacks impact Cubs and Sox
The negative effects of Chicagos out of control flash mob gangs have made its way to Major League Baseball.
According to an email sent in by a Chicago News Report reader, the violent gang attacks in the downtown area are negatively impacting visiting baseball teams, playing the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox.
Apparently, visiting teams are being warned about the African-American mobs in Streeterville, the Gold Coast, along the Magnificent Mile, and on the Near North Side.
Heres an excerpt from that email:
“I was watching Chicago Tribune Live this afternoon (on Comcast SportsNet), and the host David Kaplan said he heard that Major League Baseball is telling the visiting teams (whether they are playing the Sox or Cubs) to be alert of Michigan Avenue ‘flash mobs’.
Amish gone wild again, I see... :/
South Beach, Myrtle Beach, Brighton Beach, Boston, Charlotte, even one dead in Snooki’s Seaside Heights- the multiple “flash mobs” of youths descending on helpless merchants, multiple mobs in Rahm’s Chicago-
it’s Katrina gone national everyday, it’s Obama’s redistribution of wealth
Welcome to Obama’s “transformed” America.
A History of Racial Tension Hovers Over Chicagos Beaches
Gang attacks test new Chicago mayor’s crime-fighting tactics
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy grills top brass at CompStat meeting
Think I'll stay home this summer, dang it.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Tykwan Beckett’s middle name is “Doe.”
If the preponderance of the beach walkers in the area have diversity, I am leaving. Its just not safe with the prevailing attitude and actions of the diverse crowd and the slow response and inability of the police to protect the public because of PC restraints.
Brings to mind that ole game called "Cowboys and Amish" that we played as kids. (Or did it have another similar name???) Maybe we need to bring it back.:)
Tysha & Tykwan...doesnt sound like Russian mafiya...its gonna be another long hot summer...”
If Tysha and Tykwan are good names, how about your tagline for names?
Hey, Cogito, wanna walk down to the ice cream stand with Ergo and meet up with Conservitus? Almost sounds like a line from “Spartacus.”
More contributions to society by single mothers.
The 70s if it were run by a mincing megalomaniac. That’s why I call him Michael, the mincing Mayor of megalomania. NYC has absolutely no money, 20 firehouses being closed, cops being reduced by 30%, teachers laid off, even the Bronx zoo is in danger of being closed as they are being cut by 50%. But does that stop the Mincing Mayors hobby of exterior decorating? Hell no! 100s of millions must be spent putting pretty flowers and plants near the 59th street bridge. Artists must be hired to put pretty sculptures and designs near the entrance, patio furniture and giant flower pots must be placed all over the city. You know what gets me, is last week we had a US Marine killed while trying to cross the West side highway. Why was he killed? Because our fggot Mayor decided that the West side highway needed designer trees planted in the middle which block the view of oncoming traffic, and that is why this Marine couldn’t see the car coming. Good going Michael, our mincing mayor of megalomania. Your little fggot hobby has now cost someone their life, and a Marines life no less. I CANNOT wait for this RINO POS to go!
Check out the condition the disgusting DFDs left the beach and boardwalk: http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/140706/one-dead—four-wounded-in-brooklyn-boardwalk-shooting
I'm surprised there were no mounted patrols in the vicinity. I hail from a nearby beach and horse cops were a constant and intimidating fixture on days large crowds were expected.
Hey, don’t fret none. Arrec Bardween is coming to the rescue in ‘13.
You forgot about the free Wi-Fi that will be provided in 20 New York City parks.
Muggers take note:
Bronx: Joyce Kilmer Park, Bronx River Park and Devoe Park
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fort Greene Park, Herbert Von King Park, McCarren Park and Prospect Park
Manhattan: Battery Park, Thomas Jefferson Park, Central Park (multiple locations), the High Line, Holcombe Rucker Park, Marcus Garvey Park and Tompkins Square Park
Queens: Astoria Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park and MacDonald Park
Staten Island: Clove Lake Park and South Beach
This was a Crips and Bloods thing. Yutes with guns and nothing to do....
LOL! Exactly..”Gee, where are all the laptops, ipod, ipads, and other stuff like that at?” He’s a freakin’ lunatic this guy. I gotta take pictures of the 59th street bridge, people wouldn’t believe what he’s doing to this bridge. He has them taking the smashed up cement from the old barriers and making these weird jagged sculptures out of them, then these “people paths” in the middle of traffic with designer trees and bushes along side them. Why is he doing this? Like all ‘rats - Because his “legacy” is all that matters. Let people burn to death, let disarmed people get mugged left and right, at least they will die in wonderful fabulous Disneywonderland.