NYPD: At Least 2 Gunmen In Fatal Brighton Beach Boardwalk Shooting

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 19-year-old suspected of shooting into a packed New York City boardwalk in the summer heat was being held without bail on murder charges.

Iloune Driver also was arraigned in Brooklyn on a weapon possession charge.

New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly said investigators were looking for at least one more suspected gunman but there could be more shooters at large.

Sixteen-year-old Tysha Jones was killed in the melee, sparked by a beach brawl Thursday. She was hit in the torso and died later at a hospital. Four others were wounded, including a seaside cafe patron struck by a stray bullet.

Police were investigating whether the shooting was gang related. They don’t believe Jones was the target.

A message left with Driver’s attorney hasn’t been returned.

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  1. me says:

    Just today I was considering moving to Brooklyn from Portland, Oregon to have access to a beach full time. Now I’m re-considering, unfortunately. No use walking on the beach just to get murdered. Damn, this sucks. And that poor girl, I wish her family well and the shooters, death.

  2. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

    THE PEOPLE WHO CAUSED HER DEATH NEED TO GET PUT UNDER THE JAIL’S FOUNDATION.

  3. jen says:

    I was struck by how beautiful she is in that picture. So sad😦 Condolences to the family and friends.

  4. noyourfriends says:

    RIP to a very beautiful young woman who just trying to have a nice time at the beach and was with the wrong people at the wrong time.Kids please beware of your company and who you hang around with,nuff times the people you hang with will get you in trouble or killed.

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