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Arrests Made in Brownsville Shooting That Wounded 6

Friday, August 03, 2012

Police have arrested two 19-year-olds for allegedly shooting out of a Volkswagen Jetta in Brownsville, Brooklyn, last weekend and injuring six people, including a 2-year-old.

The NYPD says Lawand Tinsley and Michael Jones have been charged with 6 counts of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Police are also looking for other suspects.  The drive-by in Brownsville was the latest in a rash of shootings around the city that injured — or killed —  innocent bystanders.

Information attorneys for Tinsley or Jones was not immediately available.

As WNYC reported, city officials were concerned about the recent uptick in shootings in the city:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the police commissioner was conducting an investigation into the shooting, but added that it was worrisome.

“We are worried about the increase in shootings. There are more and more guns on the street. That doesn’t stop. The good news is we’re still on a record for a low murder rate,” Bloomberg said. “But one shooting is one shooting too many. And we’re going to work as hard as we can do bring it down.”

He repeated his call for getting illegal guns off the street, as well as putting pressure on elected officials.

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