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5 Shot, Teen Killed on Brighton Beach Boardwalk
NBC New York ^ | 6/10/11 | Ida Siegal

Posted on 06/10/2011 6:34:03 AM PDT by crosshairs

A teenage girl was killed and four men were wounded when two gunmen opened fire on the Brighton Beach boardwalk that was crowded with people seeking relief from Thursday's heat, police said.

The shooting erupted at about 5:30 p.m. at Brighton 4th Street and Brighton 6th Street.

Police spokesman Paul Browne says the shooting occurred during an altercation on the beach.

He did not know if the people shot were intended targets or bystanders. He described the situation as "chaotic.''

Police believe it may be gang-related.

The 16-year-old girl who died was identified as Tysha Jones. She was shot under the left armpit and died at Coney Island Hospital, where a 23-year-old man was in critical condition with a stomach wound.

Also wounded were a 21-year-old, a 25-year-old and a 26-year-old. They were taken to Lutheran Hospital.

Police were questioning some people but declined to say whether they were potential suspects. No arrests have been made.

Witnesses told NBC New York that the boardwalk was crowded and everyone seemed to be in good spirits when suddenly eight or nine shots rang out. Crowds began running, and one parent who was there with a dozen children said they all hid under the boardwalk until police arrived.

Pat Singer, the founder of the Brighton Neighborhood Association, said the hot weather brought hordes of young people to the beach Thursday. "It's massive chaos,'' she said.

Saya Suzuki, 30, was just about to sit down inside a boardwalk restaurant with her 6-year-old daughter, Sonya, when the shooting began just outside. Suzuki told The New York Times she heard about six shots, then grabbed her daughter and saw two teenagers run by her.

"I just picked up my daughter and got away from the bullets,'' she said. "It happened so quickly and I had to protect my daughter.''

"I was running with my kids, running with my kids from gunshots. Can you believe that? After a wonderful day," the unidentified mother told NBC New York.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: beach; blacks; boardwalk; brighton; brightonbeach; killed; shot; teen

1 posted on 06/10/2011 6:34:05 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

I’m surprised barry’s news network didn’t try to bury this one.


2 posted on 06/10/2011 6:35:16 AM PDT by crosshairs (The left's hatred of Christianity has blinded them to the REAL threat which is Islam.)
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To: crosshairs

And they’re all dummying up. Stop Snitchin, donchaknow. Nobody knows nothin, nobody saw nothin, I ain’t sayin nothin.

And the poh-leece only care about white peoples.


3 posted on 06/10/2011 6:36:56 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: crosshairs

Is this a ramping up of the “needed” social unrest that the left requires in order to gain even more control?


4 posted on 06/10/2011 6:38:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Steely Tom

Either Amish or Mormons .


5 posted on 06/10/2011 6:39:28 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: crosshairs

in Brighton Beach it could be Russian Mafia


6 posted on 06/10/2011 6:44:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
in Brighton Beach it could be Russian Mafia

You know, when I first read this last night, I was actually hoping that would be the case.

But, no.

7 posted on 06/10/2011 6:46:10 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: crosshairs

But... But... They have wonderfully strict gun control in NYC. They don’t let those hick nuts that support the 2nd amendment influenced them. Bloomberg has made them all safe from wicked guns. I don’t get it. How could this happen!?! </SARC>


8 posted on 06/10/2011 6:46:25 AM PDT by Craigon
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To: sushiman

HOLDER’S PEEPS, at it again.

And summer’s just starting - how many weeks will this crap go on before someone has the guts to call a spade a spade?

Political correctness, and its ugly stepchild (racial intimidation) are killing the country.


9 posted on 06/10/2011 7:08:40 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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11 posted on 06/10/2011 7:32:43 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: crosshairs
They made the announcement in my school a little while ago. People were talking about it, anyway. No word yet whether anyone involved was from here or not, but if they were, someone would know and it'd be in the rumor mill.

I expect we'll be hearing about doing away with that day off from school.

12 posted on 06/10/2011 8:02:56 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: crosshairs

Boardwalk was crowded and nobody did anything?.


13 posted on 06/10/2011 8:38:23 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

It’s those darned Stoltzfus and Lapp families. They’re at it again. Ever since Rachel spurned brother Ezekiel, at the barn raising last summer,thing’s just ain’t the same. If they keep up this activity, acting like the English, and using the gun of the hand, then they’re sure to be shunned,y’know!


14 posted on 06/10/2011 8:51:26 AM PDT by Seamus Mc Gillicuddy (Say Nope To The Hope Dope in '12!!!!!)
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To: Steely Tom

you’re right, they don’t look Russian to me


15 posted on 06/10/2011 9:11:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: crosshairs

Tysha Jones was struck by a bullet when a gunman opened fire on the bustling Brooklyn boardwalk, leaving the high school student dead.

16 posted on 06/10/2011 9:16:17 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: crosshairs
We just had a black guy walk into a Applebees last Sat. night and open fire on his cousin and two other people at their table. One is now paralyzed over an argument over whose car was the nicest.

That restaraunt was always full UNTIL then. Now you see maybe a dozen cars there. There had been complaints about loud, rude behavior and crude language long before this though. Some people will never change because they think it's cool to be stupid.

17 posted on 06/10/2011 9:22:22 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: ETL

That is exactly where Obama belongs, with his ghetto buddies.


18 posted on 06/10/2011 9:23:25 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Buckeye McFrog

19 posted on 06/10/2011 9:26:45 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: crosshairs
Police believe it may be gang-related.
What would we do without the deep thinkers in the police?
20 posted on 06/10/2011 9:28:30 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: crosshairs
Video Here

Mayhem broke out on the Brighton Beach boardwalk when a gunman opened fire shooting five people, two of which are in critical condition at this time.

21 posted on 06/10/2011 9:28:59 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: samtheman

Trouble at Brighton Beach this time of year is not new. “These kids come not to swim, they come for turf fights,” Pat Singer, president of the Brighton Beach Neighborhood Association told the Post.”It’s a problem every year. It’s really hard on the businesses. All day long, all you see are hundreds of teenagers. Of course you’re going to have problems.”

A police source also told the Post, as he was pointing to empty Olde English malt liquor bottles littering the area, “”It was a bad combination of guns, heat, beer and angry young men,”


22 posted on 06/10/2011 9:31:42 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: crosshairs

23 posted on 06/10/2011 9:36:17 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I live in Northern NJ and went there once last summer to look around. It was actually early spring and still cool and we had a nice walk. This year (and for evermore) I think I’ll give it a pass.


24 posted on 06/10/2011 9:38:11 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Rule of thumb: If you can reach a beach by subway, don’t go there. There is a reason why native NJ/NY citizens pay $$$ for a cab ride to other, less connected, beaches.


25 posted on 06/10/2011 9:48:44 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1

Good rule of thumb. I have a car. The only reason I went to Brighton Beach one time was just to see it.


26 posted on 06/10/2011 11:27:48 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: DCBryan1

Good rule of thumb. I have a car. The only reason I went to Brighton Beach one time was just to see it.


27 posted on 06/10/2011 11:27:59 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: sushiman

It cannot be whitey - if it were whitey it would already be mentioned in the news reports. There is no mention of the race of the perps, as such, it is not whitey.


28 posted on 06/10/2011 11:30:58 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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