Teen Girl Shot And Killed At Brighton Beach In Brooklyn
16-year-old high school student, Tysha Jones, was shoot and killed during a shooting at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn on Thursday.
According to reports, a fight broke out on the boardwalk around 5:20 p.m., moments later, a gunman opened fire on the crowd, killing the 16-year-old Jones and inuring four others.
Once gun shots rang out 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 Norman Thomas High School― 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.”
Condolences go out to the family and friends of Tysha Jones.
Cries to stop the violence continue to fall on deaf ears.
More photos from the scene are posted on the next pages.