West 23rd Street and Mermaid Avenue, the scene of the shooting (Source: Google Maps)
Following a shooting yesterday in broad daylight that left one dead, and other recent violence in the neighborhood, fed up residents of Coney Island are holding a rally to call for an end to area violence.
The rally will kick off today, August 27, at 6:00 p.m. on West 24th Street and Mermaid Avenue – the site of yesterday’s fatal shooting.
It is being organized by the Coney Island Anti-Violence Collaborative, which formed in December after a spate of fatal shootings in Coney Island around Christmas last year.
Local elected officials were slated to hold a legislative softball game at MCU Park this evening, but they canceled it out of respect following the shooting. Several, including Councilman Mark Treyger and Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, will attend the rally instead.
This just in from Notify NYC:
NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for Ira Malkin, age 70.
Mr. Malkin is described as a white male, 5’6″ 130lbs. He has grey hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen 6/11/12 near West 24th Street and Surf Avenue (BK), wearing a blue t-shirt, blue shorts and brown shoes.
Mr. Malkin suffers from dementia and schizophrenia.
Anyone with information should notify Detective Mark Panzer at (718) 946-3343 or (718) 287-3239.