“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

29 Responses to Shooting on Brighton Beach June 9 2011

    • I’m from the tri-state area…the ban on guns here is a joke. guns are easier to get when banned. that’s why most bans are in urban environments. they want us to kill each other. point blank period.

      Peace and Love to those who read this

    • +1

      Yeah, I don’t know if I believe this actually happened. There are no guns in NYC and therefore no crime in NYC.

      • This actually happend. I unfortunatley was there to witness this. The most horrible thing i have ever witness in my 23 years of existence. This was a NIGHTMARE.

  1. This story seems unlikely. In NYC you have to pay a $300 tax, undergo a lengthy background check, donate lots of money to the local boss hogs, and show good cause to carry a firearm.

  2. I don’t understand how this could happen because NY’s gun ban forbids this type of criminal activity. I don’t think that these criminals read NY’s strict gun control laws before they started shooting, but maybe they’ll repent after they realize what they have done is wrong.

  3. Did anyone notice how slow the officers reacted? The two guys that get out of the beach car seem to look as if they were strolling up to a hot dog stand wondering what to get.

  4. today was crazy there i was at CONEY ISLAND and there were multiple gangs there chanting and fighting at one point there was a fight so big that at least 100 ppl started running people stepping on people trampling them and fighting..then people where being thrown off the pier into the water CONEY ISLAND SUCKS AND IS FOR TRASH AND THE COPS ARE NO BETTER!!!

  5. Are you guys for real? I donno if you checked, but it’s also illegal TO KILL PEOPLE!!! SERIOUSLY? GUN BAN? Oh yeah cuz I’m sure all the kids involved in gangs all carry permits…. HELLO!!!

    • It’s called “sarcasm”. My impression is there’s a little bit of it on the internet, here and there.

      (kinda like this comment right here)

  6. Auxiliary video gone.

    I see this crap up north of me and it makes the killings that go on in my town seem so minor league. I guess everything is relative. Even murders brought to you by young Black/Latino males.

  7. lol what u mean how can this happen? you get 1000x blacks from the projects coming to B Beach god knows from where + alcohol , plus cops who are always outnumbered and afraid of blacks. What else could happen??

  8. So in NYC you do not have the right to defend yourself against criminals, but criminals have the right to be defended against you? Sounds like a good place to be a criminal!

  9. I was deeply touched by the heroic and spirited response by the officers on the scene. They showed up on the scene and went right to work to render aid to the injured, with no regard for their own personal safety, thinking only of the lives they needed to save. Only through their selfless deeds were these young adults saved from certain death. I think I will head down to my local police union today and make a donation today to show my support for the hero’s in blue. God Bless The Police, protectors of the weak, servants of the public, friend to the black man.

  10. Coney Island is a total mess. Now it’s spilling over to Brighton Beach. Where’s the Russian Mafia when you need it?

  11. this is horrible. ppl were running everywhere in BrightonBeach, Everyone was scared, little kids and even adults were crying, ppl were running like maniacs scared for their lives and i juss found out that the female who got shot was a 14 year old girl who just died a few hrs ago. this right here was no joke, it was rumored that a male was shot in the eye. this was a very scary, seeing as i never expirience something like this, and for those who think this is fake, stop the ignorance. Yes guns are illegal to have in the NYC but that doesnt stop ppl from having or using them. I WILL NEVER GO TO THE BEACH IN NYC AGAIN!

  12. All of you are the biggest idiots ive seen. Its much easier to get a gun in nyc then it is any where else. Ny has the biggest crime rates, therefore we are all screwed

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