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NYPD: Robbery attempt led to ice-rink shooting

November 11, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager has been arrested in a shooting over a coat at a Manhattan ice-skating rink that left two people wounded.

Police say the 16-year-old was arrested Sunday on charges of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

Authorities say the suspect approached a 20-year-old man at the Bryant Park rink late Saturday and demanded his coat. The man refused, and the shooter left. Police say the shooter then returned and started firing.

The 20-year-old man was hit in the arm and a 14-year-old boy was struck in the back. Neither injury was believed to be life-threatening.

The popular park is between Fifth and Sixth avenues, behind the New York Public Library.

On Sunday, the grassy park was back to normal — filled with skaters and other visitors enjoying a mellow, sunny day.



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