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NYC boy, 16, faces attempted murder charges in ice-rink shooting; suspect charged as adult


The ice rink at Bryant Park in New York is resurfaced on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. A shooting at the ice rink at the popular midtown Manhattan park late Saturday sent two men to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan) (The Associated Press)

A teenager faces attempted murder charges in a weekend shooting at a crowded Manhattan ice-skating rink.

The shooting occurred late Saturday at the Bryant Park rink behind the main building of the New York Public Library.

A 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were wounded.

Police say the violence erupted after the 16-year-old suspect attempted to rob the 20-year-old skater of his coat.

When the man refused to hand over his coat, police say the would-be robber left but returned later with a gun.

The 14-year-old is believed to have been an innocent bystander.

The suspect is being charged as an adult. Police also charged him with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

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