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’.