Mid-Day Shooting at McDonald’s on Nostrand
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
A scary afternoon shooting at the McDonald’s on Nostrand Ave at the Junction, just a block from Brooklyn College, has left one victim in critical condition while police search for three men involved in the crime.
Last night police released information about the shooting, including the graphic surveillance video above, which happened on Tuesday at about 3pm, when 18-year-old Tyquan Sewall got into an argument with a man on the street. What followed was a highly choreographed gun hand-off as two other men worked to get .32 caliber S&W revolver to the first man. The gunman then fired point-blank at Sewall, grazing his head, then continued to fire, hitting him three times, with wounds to his torso, groin, and leg.
The gunmen and his accomplices fled into the McDonald’s and then out a side door, dumping the gun about a block away, reports the Daily News.
They also note Sewall has eight prior arrests, including five for robbery. He and his friends are claiming they did not know the suspects.
Police tried to get community involvement at a recent crime forum, and Council Member Jumaane Williams tried to get teens to give up violence in favor of community service and a concert. Now what? How do we get people to stop shooting each other?
One thing you can do is call Crime Stoppers if you recognize any of the suspects in the video. The number is 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. Police say all calls are kept confidential.