Teen Killed in NYC Boardwalk Shooting

Four others injured in what may be gang-related crime
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 10, 2011 8:50 AM CDT
A boy pauses at the railing of a New York boardwalk.   (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

(Newser) – Two men opened fire on a group of young people sitting on a bench on a New York City boardwalk packed with beach-goers seeking relief from the heat, killing a teenage girl and leaving four men wounded. The shootings by two gunmen happened during an altercation just before 5:30pm yesterday on the Brighton Beach boardwalk in Brooklyn, says a police spokesman. All of the victims were sitting on the same bench. Police say the shooting may be gang-related.

Tysha Jones, 16, died at Coney Island Hospital of a gunshot wound to the torso. Four other people were wounded—including a 23-year-old man who was in critical condition with a stomach wound. Also wounded were a 21-year-old, a 25-year-old, and a 26-year-old. No arrests have been made, but some people are being questioned by police.

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