Man shot to death in Coney Island

Authorities say a fight broke out during some kind of friendly gathering.

Authorities say a fight broke out during some kind of friendly gathering. (6/22/15)

BROOKLYN - One man is dead after shots rang out in Coney Island overnight. 

According to police, at least 200 people were attending some kind of barbecue or party near Kaiser Park on Bayview Avenue when a fight broke out at around midnight. 

Investigators say they found a man in his 50s with a gunshot wound to his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his identity has not yet been released.  

It remains unclear if the victim was involved in the initial dispute. A weapon has not been recovered and so far, authorities have not provided any details about possible suspects. 

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask 1 Word on the Street: GPS devices
At least six people have been arrested and 2 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
3 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 4 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26
News 12 Long Island has won the regional 5 News 12 Long Island wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.