By Geoffrey Croft
A mother and her daughter made a startling discovery on the beach today.
A 10-year-old girl picked up a loaded 9mm hand gun in Coney Island Beach while looking for sea shells.
The two brought it to a nearby lifeguard on post at the lifeguard station who called the NYPD.
Just after 2:00pm the NYPD received a call regarding a found firearm in the vicinity of West 19 Street and the Boardwalk. Upon arrival, police determined that the girl and her mother found the firearm in approximately two feet of water.
The gun was taken to the NYPD forensics lab to determine if it was used in a crime and tossed into the ocean to get rid of the evidence.
WCBS - August 12, 2014
New York Daily News - August 12, 2014 - By Joseph Stepansky