Shinnecocks Remain Mute on Rifle Incident

A spokeswoman for the Shinnecock Indian Nation said the trustees have 'no comment.'

The is neither denying or acknowledging the occurrence of an incident in which a Hampton Bays baymen says he and another fisherman were shot at while harvesting shellfish in the Shinnecock Bay near the reservation on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for the Shinnecocks said on Friday that the trustees of the nation "have no comment" regarding the incident.

According to an article published on 27east earlier this week, Scott Burgess and Dean Columbo alleged that they were digging clams when "they heard the report of a rifle and the sound of bullets whizzing past" them.

To read the full 27east report, click here.

Rose August 10, 2012 at 02:59 AM
African Americans with feathers!
Rose August 10, 2012 at 03:00 AM
There are no more "Indians". No more "Native Americans". The only thing left is African Americans with feathers!
Jaguar-Guy August 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM
What is your point ? THEY ARE SHOOTING AT CIVILIANS - Idiot. Are you implying they are entitled to shoot a few people because there are hundreds of Millionaires living close ??
Carole Brown December 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM
I have never read such garbage in my life. You Southampton snobs should all go back to where your ancestors came from..... what at bunch of snobery.....
Tommy Bob January 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM
If you live on the res then you are the one from Southampton not I. "You Southampton snobs" indicates your desire to be separate from Southampton, therefore, you are the snob. And, if you are not from Southampton then why bother with any of the issues? Furthermore, you have no idea where my ancestors came from. A very snobbish comment to be sure.


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