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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.

Tysha Jones was a junior at Norman Thomas High School and lived in a Harlem apartment with her mother, Cynthia, her brother and sister, according to friends.

One of the last photos taken of Tysha Jones, taken shortly before a gunman took her life. (Source: Twitter via DailyNews.com)

The Brighton Beach shooting on the Riegelmann Boardwalk yesterday evening left one 16-year-old girl dead and four others wounded. The shooting erupted around 6:20 p.m., with the gunman firing wildly into the air and crowd. Now, a person involved in the incident is telling the New York Post that it all happened after unsuspecting teenagers threw a wayward glance at alleged Crip gangbangers walking by.

Read our coverage roundup from around the mediascape.

Photo by Lisanne Anderson.

Below are two more videos sent to us taken just moments after the Brighton Beach shooting. These videos are taken from within the crowd that gathered around the victims, and is much more graphic than the video we ran earlier. Please be advised as to the nature of these videos before viewing.

The first is from commenter 718Russian_ak:

The second was sent to us by localbroker. The videographer is unknown:

Additional coverage:
(Brighton Beach Shooting Wounds Five, Two Critically)
(Brighton Beach shooting: View photos of the scene, as police canvassed the area.)
(Brighton Beach shooting: View a video from a restaurant patron taken moments after the shooting.)

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.)

View the photos.

Sheepshead Bites reader Mike Nemoy posted the above video in our comments section. The video was taken just moments after the shooting and shows the victims lying on the boardwalk, screaming beachgoers and restaurant patrons, and the overall confusion as people ran around to ensure their safety.

Read the full story of the Brighton Beach boardwalk shooting here.
(Brighton Beach shooting: View photos of the scene, as police canvassed the area.)
(Brighton Beach shooting: Two graphic videos taken from the crowd gathering around the victims.)

Patrons of the restaurants lining the Brighton Beach boardwalk at Brighton 6th Street were unexpectedly treated to a macabre show, as a gunman opened fire just feet away from the outdoor seating, leaving five people wounded or worse.

Witnesses to the shooting said that a man was walking along the crowded boardwalk around 5:30 p.m., when he suddenly opened fire on a group of people near the benches. One witness said seven shots were fired – four shots first, then three more – and at least three people appeared seriously wounded. Police are reporting that five people in all were injured.

Media reports say that at least two people are in critical condition – a man and a woman.

(Brighton Beach shooting: View photos of the scene, as police canvassed the area.)
(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.)

Another witness at the scene told Sheepshead Bites that a police foot patrol was passing by at that moment. Police took cover in Tatiana Restaurant, and the gunman ran off – along with hundreds on the boardwalk.

Adding to the mayhem and confusion was the unusually large crowd. Today is Brooklyn/Queens Day, so many students off from school hit the beaches.

The gunman is still believed to be at large, and police are closing off streets between the boardwalk and Brighton Beach Avenue, and Brighton 6th Street.

One Sheepshead Bites reader was nearby, and sent us this message:

mass shooting on brighton beach at around 5:30pm, near coney island avenue. i heard several shots, then a huge crowd of beach-goers run from the beach. minutes later police sirens and a helicopter.

Other beachgoers at the time had said that they had never seen so many people running.

This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

UPDATED STORY: Shooting on Brighton Beach Boardwalk, Five Injured, Two Critically

ADDITIONAL COVERAGE:
(Brighton Beach shooting: View photos of the scene, as police canvassed the area.)
(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.)

The below story has been updated. View the most recent version at the link above.

UPDATE (6:40 p.m.): 1010Wins is reporting that five people are shot and at least two are in critical condition, they add that the shooting began on Brighton 7th Street.

Original post:

We’ve just heard from multiple tipsters that shots were fired on the Brighton Beach section of the Riegelmann boardwalk, near Brighton 6th Street. The incident occurred betweeb 5:30 and 6:00 p,m.

We have not confirmed this yet, but one tipster says four people were shot. Their condition, the number of shooters, or whether or not they’ve been apprehended is not yet known.

NYPD officials are on the scene and have closed off that section of the boardwalk.

This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

The dedicated team from the Sean Casey Animal Rescue. Source: KARMABrooklyn

Some heartbreaking news stories should really come with warning labels or, in the very least, a box of tissues.

The Daily News ran a piece on the overcrowded and critically overwhelmed Sean Casey Animal Shelter that, if you are an animal lover, will plainly rip your heart out and reduce you to a quivering bowl of jelly.

Run by the 30-year-old Casey, the Windsor Terrace animal shelter’s astronomically high vet bills per month are more money than some of us have ever possessed in our lifetimes. Running on an incredibly small budget and bursting at the seams, Sean Casey Animal Shelter just plain needs help… badly.

Find out how you can help.

The meek, the relentlessly picked on, and the emotionally tormented are breathing a sigh of relief as bullies will now have lesser recourse for abusing their victims, both online, and on school grounds, thanks to comprehensive anti-bullying legislation passed by the New York State Senate and City Council.

Cyber-bullying legislation sponsored by Lew Fidler was signed into law this week by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, while, up in Albany, State Senator Marty Golden managed to push a bill through the State Senate. Both bills target bullying – online and off – through schools.

Keep reading about the legislation and how it protects children.