Melissa Responds to Tragic Killing of Tysha Jones

Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito issued the following statement in response to the killing of 16-year-old East Harlem resident Tysha Jones at Brighton Beach this Thursday:

“The tragic killing of Tysha Jones reminds us all again of the pain and suffering caused by rampant gun violence in our communities, particularly when young people are the victims.  Yet another young person with her whole life ahead of her is suddenly no longer with us.  We have learned that Tysha was a friend of the late Cheyenne Baez, another young woman from El Barrio/East Harlem who was killed by a stray bullet just last year.  I send my deepest condolences to Tysha’s family and friends in this difficult time.  We in El Barrio/East Harlem will continue to keep the memory of both Tysha and Cheyenne alive through the collective work we do to combat senseless violence in our community.”

Tysha Jones and Cheyenne Baez (Images courtesy of the New York Daily News)


One thought on “Melissa Responds to Tragic Killing of Tysha Jones

  1. Hi council it is very sad a trial just end on my block of two young guys grew up together one kill the other one over nothing.I also was there on Thursday at coney island it was crazy between gangs there should have been more cops.this could have been avoided. I will tell you something in person a guy had a black bookbags & he intimidate a lot of people that he had a gun inside I told two undercover& a cop about the guy. It is sad & crazy they stupid gangs.. Have a great Sunday thanks for been such a great council .

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