Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Police Arrest Suspect Wanted In Playground Shooting That Left Five Teens Injured


By Geoffrey Croft

Police arrested the suspect wanted in Monday's playground shooting that left five innocent teens injured.  

The incident occured at the Harry Maze Playground  at East 56th Street and Ave D, at 4:50 p.m in East Flatbush.

The victims had been playing basketball when a male black entered the park, placed a MCM designer backpack on the ground and began playing. After several minutes, he noticed the bag was missing.

The male left and returned a short time later with several others, including his older brother, Bernard Bellony, 22, who brought a handgun.

Bernard confronted and began arguing with the suspected thief, a guy named “Castro” when he pulled out the gun and opened fire, shooting five shots and hitting kids playing ball who were not the intended targets.

One 17-year-old was shot in stomach, another received a graze shot to the chest,  one 16-year-old were struck in the left leg, and another was struck in the right cheek iof his mouth,  and a 15-year-old was shot in right, rear finger. 

All were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Kings County Hospital. 

Bernard was arrested Tuesday morning at the office of his parol officer.

He is on parole until 2018.  He was released in March after serving two years in prison for a weapons possession charge.

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