We got down to the scene of the Brighton Beach shooting on the Riegelmann Boardwalk at Brighton 6th Street at around 7:15 p.m. Armed with only our cell phone, these are the photos we took of the police activity and the aftermath of the shooting. If you have any photos, please send them to nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com and we’ll add them to this post.

(Brighton Beach Shooting Wounds Five, Two Critically)
(Brighton Beach shooting: View a video from a restaurant patron taken moments after the shooting.)
(Brighton Beach shooting: Two graphic videos taken from the crowd gathering around the victims.)

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  • Anonymous

    This is a preview of what’s to come across America this summer. Check
    out Chicago, and Miami where these black people have been causing
    nothing but widespread panic and chaos. Some of you can call me a
    racist, but I dont give a SHIT; at least i’m not living in denial.

    Zoo York indeed.

    • BlackSmurf

      AIG_Quant your just as ignorant and foolish as the people that did this horrible crime. Were you there? No!!!! Do you know who pulled the trigger? No!!. All you know is that 5 people of African American decent were shot. How do we know it wasn’t a RACIST such as yourself. Also you must remember most of this worlds most cold-blooded killers are white people. Does Son of Sam ring a bell. Dumbass.

      • Anonymous

        yes 5 decent hard working african american Harvard scholars were shot this Thursday afternoon by some drunk Russian with an illegally registered handgun.

        Keep dreaming reggin. Don’t forget to vote for Obama in 2012. Can’t lose that welfare check.

        • BlackSmurf

          You know whats crazy,I do know a black Harvard grad. I do know a large amount of drunk Russian’s and sorry to burst your bubble there are a large amount of Russians on welfare, that I know, so I advise you if you want your government cheese you better vote for Obama in 2012.

          • Anonymous

            U gotta love affirmative action ;)

          • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

            Shit, I love that government cheese….big ol brick of yellow american or cheddar.

          • Barkingspider7

            It’s not government cheese – it’s gov’ment cheese.  A friend of mine used to get those gigantic loaves of it when she was on disabiliy.  Whatever, it is so good – the best cheese ever!

  • Anonymous

    why does it feel like you can get a gun easily on the street?

    Where would a broke ass get a gun?

    incredible.

    • Anonymous

      In liberal cities like New York, only the criminals can have guns. Good job gun control…

      • Anonymous

        @ AIG I am a black guy from Harlem NYC I understand what you are saying. It’s sad how our youth acts. It’s bad in the city I’ve heard about many shootings even lost a few to gun violence. Our black community is no longer. Hasn’t been since the 60′s. I’m 20 and I am black. The way you speak and others that follow you are ignorant. Who is to say the shooter was black. It is obvious he was. But you guys are getting away from the BIGGEST FUCKING PICTURE. There is a 15 year old girl dead. Whose to say she wasn’t going to harvard? Why do we even have to associate good with harvard? THE SOONER you people realize that your FUCKING HUMAN and not a color we will be better but your right our black children are dumb fucks we are in 2011 now smh

        • Truth

          All racism and name calling aside, if I could bet even money every time there is a shooting in NYC that the shooter was black or hispanic I would be a rich man.  Yes there are black students in Harvard and there are Russian gangsters, but those are outliers.  On the whole MOST violent crimes in NYC are committed by blacks and hispanics and that’s an undeniable fact.

  • Anonymous

    Wonder what this was about……… Probably about Drugs. What else?

    • Anonymous

      Shadow lock your an ignorant person whose to say it was over drugs? I’m pretty sure it wasnt over drugs at all. Please don’t be ignorant I’m sure you don’t live there so don’t judge with your complete ignorance.

  • statingfacts

    You are definitely in denial smurf! Maybe you do have a point here… almost
    every week there is a crazy racist Russian person shooting black people
    in Brownsville, Harlem and other parts of our great city! NOTTTT!!!Hold
    on… Black people or should I say African American? It doesn’t matter
    at the end of the day, they’ll still call me a racist. It’s a giving
    you’ll vote for Obama… 96-97% of black people voted for him and that’s
    13% of the US… That makes me wonder where did he get the rest of the
    votes… And we’re
    racist! That’s right I’m a white boy and I’m not racist… I’m stating facts

    • Richport

      Discussing race isn’t going to help the people who are in the hospital. No wonder the world will never change because of the way some people still think.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

        People like these think that it helps eliminate the “surplus population”.

        • Eminem

          The animals who shot people, whatever their race, are indeed surplus population, and should be eliminated, before it is me that is eliminated. I’m very fortunate to have not been there at the time.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

        People like these think that it helps eliminate the “surplus population”.

      • Truth

        Discussing race will not help the people who are already in the hospital but it might save others from getting there.  Are you suggesting that we should ignore race altogether when discussing crime in the city?

  • LovelyMe

    AIG Quant you are a very sick human being are you seriously suggesting that those people deserved to get shot because they didn’t attend Barbara?

  • LovelyMe

    Harvard

    • statingfacts

      all i can say is “wow”!!! Another person who’s gonna vote for Obama… Definitely!

  • Bluh70

    It’s crazy how something like this always turns into some racial despute. Wheither or not it was black on black crime doesn’t matter. You people make me sick, I wish it were you there instead of those people because clearly your ignorance doesn’t deserve to walk the earth.

    • Truth

      Race is a huge concern in this country.  Even the black attorney general said that there is no real debate about race in this country because most people are too scared to talk about it.

      The biggest common denominator in violent crimes in NYC is that they are done by black or hispanic people.  One can be tempted to say that the common factor is poverty, and yet there are poor Russians, Chinese, Hindus, Arabs, Whites, Jews, Indians, but there is very little violent crime among these groups.

      So when you say why does race have to be a factor, it is because the IT IS overwhelming factor.   You can be politically correct, or you can be correct, you cannot be both.

  • Bluh70

    It’s crazy how something like this always turns into some racial despute. Wheither or not it was black on black crime doesn’t matter. You people make me sick, I wish it were you there instead of those people because clearly your ignorance doesn’t deserve to walk the earth.

  • Eminem

    I was on the boardwalk in the afternoon, mostly around ocean parkway, but I did hang a bit in the area of the incident before it happened during my wanderings.

      Waves and waves of unruly kids. Hanging out in groups of 10, 20, something I’ve seen only in the last 2 years. Starting last year (and possibly on the same day), there seems to be some unwritten (or maybe internet-driven) agreement , bringing  gangs of kids to on Brighton 6th. Last year there was an incident on the beach in the same area, several cop cars came, I don’t know what happened, but not as serious as this year.

    Want to hear the “n—–” word over 100 times in a couple of hours? Come to the area (though I don’t like self-censorship,I won’t actually write the word in order to avoid Mr. Berke having to make an unpleasant decision here).

      A man and his daughter had water squirted in their faces for no apparent reason (except possibly a racial motivation, it was black on white).  Two older men who hugged hello were getting yelled at and made fun of by a gang (also black on white).  A group of mentally  disabled got yelled at and laughed at (black and white on black). This is what I saw yesterday. I was surprised to hear of the gunplay, but not in the least surprised that there was SOME major incident. I made a point of remembering these little incidents with the idea that something bad would happen.

      What the heck happened to our youth? Even the “decent” kids were yelling and screaming and cursing, doing their best to imitate “Jersey Shore”. They sound like they never learned how to speak or write, much less think. Geez, we used to want to grow up to be astronauts or baseball players. Now they want to grow up  to be Snookie.

    Obviously, these are offspring of parents who didn’t care. Why have kids if you’re going to bring them up like this? What did the parents teach the kids? That no matter what you do, you have high self-esteem and are right? Or maybe “timeout” in the classroom is not quite sufficient to discipline kids. Curse you, Dr. Spock, you created a monster.

    This morning I walked by Reynolds JHS, or whatever it’s called now, oh yeah, Bay Academy. I was thrilled to see kids of all races, creeds, and colors behaving decently. Yeah, there was some loudness, some exhuberance, but just normal kid stuff, NOTHING like the animals that invaded my boardwalk yesterday.

      Today is senior cut day. I would take every goddamned senior who stepped on that boardwalk and throw him/her in some huge holding area for 2 days. No cellphone, no internet, crappy prison food. And apart from the gang that makes  them so brave. See if Senior Cut day occurs next year.

    • Anonymous

      Wow I think I agree with Eminem. Kids lack discipline and respect. All kids through beginning of time were just as unruly as modern kids, however kids back then had respect toward elders. We all got in to fights, went to the beach, been rude to each other. What we didn’t dare to do was act the same way in front of the elders. You knew if you mouth off to the neighborhood grandpa you will get a beating of your life from following people: grandpa’s son, grandson, grandpa’s next door neighbor after that your mom will find out and she will beat you like a dog in front of everyone in front of the house for all to see and then later in the evening when pops will get home you knew the real beating will start then. It used to be if your neighbor catches you carving your name on the wall he will  beat you and then your parents would show up thank the neighbor and beat you some more for carving  AND for embarrassing them in front of the neighbor.Now, not only you can’t beat local kids you can’t beat your own! This is the problem. Those little shits have no reason to respect elders because elders can’t raise their hand and slap some sense in to that little jerk off. Btw I blame hippies for all of it. So next time you the mother smack a kid for being a dick in the supermarket smile and thank her for raising her kid properly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/KGBStyle Ruslan Palankerin

      I totally agree, nicely written.

  • brittany

    Blacks and whites kill over territory drugs and power but have you noticed the majority of serial killers, sadistic murderers, and pedophiles are usually white? hmmm wonder why? Let’s see for example this guy here (http://articles.philly.com/2011-06-09/news/29638801_1_towamencin-township-police-officer-teenage-son). Stories like this puzzle me i wonder why the white youth is so mentally unstable? I’m sorry to take the spotlight off black people right now but look at what my fellow intellectual, harvard grad white folks are up to yet again (http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/555563/Suspects-plead-innocent-in-murder-trial.html?nav=5010). I just don’t get it   o.0?   Sense the sarcasm? What i’m trying to say is while u all are arguing over racism, crimes are happening everywhere blacks, whites, hispanics, were all humans wether you like it or not. Stop quarreling over racism and start making a change in our youth because that’s where it comes from. Black trash or white trash we all have a beating heart, i know for some of you it has gone cold but for the rest start using it!

  • Msrob1128

    ok AIG_Quant look it aint just blacks its whites, Hispanics, blacks, Al-Qaeda people  every race
    whites- shooting of crongress woman, Hispanics -the shooting of markess lancaster,Arabics 9/11 i can make a list of all violence shit  blacks this shooting yes us african americans have a lot of crime but so does everyone else so let us stop pointing the finger and just say the united states or the actual state or city u live in has a high crime rate. pointing the finger does not make things better im African American and i have Hispanic friends,white friends,arabic friends, indian friends and we all have one thing in commen we have all lost someone in the act of violence from all kind of race not just blacks so please think about what u say bc its frustrating and it hurts some of us to b put in a category bc we r black  some people call us  thugs,gangsters whatever some of us choose to make our lives better not by being ignorant and kill innocent people thanks  

  • Msrob1128

    o one more thing that sweet little girl that now her mother has to lay her to rest is the topic of black and white its about her and her family so all of us who made black and white comments are stupied that goes for me bc it wast until after i hit post that i realized another child is gone another mother has to indure pain another father has to feel hate in his heart anoher brother/sister has to ask mommy /daddy were is my sister or has to go to school and hear all kind of stuff about there sibiling thats no longer here bc of someone trying to b a gangster this gang life this hate in peoples heart need to stop its 2011 and us as a melting pot(united states) Need to come together and say enough is enough   

  • Msrob1128

    o one more thing that sweet little girl that now her mother has to lay her to rest is the topic of black and white its about her and her family so all of us who made black and white comments are stupied that goes for me bc it wast until after i hit post that i realized another child is gone another mother has to indure pain another father has to feel hate in his heart anoher brother/sister has to ask mommy /daddy were is my sister or has to go to school and hear all kind of stuff about there sibiling thats no longer here bc of someone trying to b a gangster this gang life this hate in peoples heart need to stop its 2011 and us as a melting pot(united states) Need to come together and say enough is enough   

  • Petitefreak34

    All you racist assholes who are probably uneducated need to go get a life….White people commit just as much crime as anyone else….Most of the worst serial killers of all time happen to be white and psychotic….Look a couple of weeks ago several white teenagers killed another 15 year old teenager over a girl….then they broke his legs,,,put him in a sleeping bag and burned his body on a BBQ pit in their backyard….Next they took his burned ashes and remains and threw it into a limestone pit…talk about depraved….Look at “Snapped” whites kill their spouses for money or because they want to move onto another relationship….Look at Columbine and most senseless school shootings…all committed by whites…WOW…whites don’t commit crimes…In addition, the unemployment rates for African American males are much higher than any other race….So African Americans males are faced with racism pretty much every day of their lives….there is a disproportionate number of blacks in jails…whites commit the same crimes and get off or get probation,…..anyway I’m done…you people are ignorant and racist..Show some respect for the families of the victims who perished in this senseless shootings…..

    • Anonymous

      show some respect for proper paragraph and sentence structures please.

      • nolastname

        Like starting a sentence with a capital. LOL, just teasing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIFGRIIFED3ICIO6POFG5S47D4 Jay

    Petite Freak there are no black serial killers cuz they get caught on the first kill.
    Just sayin

  • Sofia margulis

    second time!!! this happens every couple summer, except this one was big!

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  • Johnbrook11

    wow these people are just animals “yes black people” people are getting shot why not hang out out they have nothing to live for might as well been all of them in my eyes. lmao

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