“Five people were shot and wounded — two critically — near Brighton Beach this evening as hundreds of youths swarmed the area with schools closed for ‘Brooklyn-Queens Day,'” nypost.com reports, with accompanying video [above]. “‘It’s a bad combination of guns, heat, beer and angry young men,’ a police source said, pointing to empty malt liquor bottles strewn all over The Boardwalk. . . . Two of the victims, a male and female, were taken to Coney Island Hospital and were not expected to live. A third, a 23-year-old male, was shot in the elbow and was taken to Lutheran Medical Center.” A member of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia lives nearby. Here’s his analysis . . .
Lots of kids from outside the area came to the beach today from what i heard schools got out early because of the heat and made their way here. To be blunt this is a white area mostly Russian/Jewish and black and Hispanic kids from other areas of NYC come here because they think it will be more accessible to them as opposed to going to Coney Island where outsiders are pretty much guaranteed trouble. I have been living here nearly 30 years and have never seen so many people on the beach midday or even in the summer. Otherwise this area has very low crime rates and there hasn’t been a shooting like this since Russians gangsters were at war here over 15 years ago.
Heres another very graphic video someone sent me. http://www.twitvid.com/BM3A3