16-Year Old Charged in Bryant Park Skating Rink Shooting

Shooter allegedly returned with gun after victim refused to hand over his coat

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Updated Nov. 10, 2013, 9:05 a.m.

A 16-year-old from the Bronx was charged Sunday evening in the shooting of two young men at a crowded New York City skating rink on Saturday night.

Corey Dunton is being charged as an adult with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to police. Shots rang out just after 11 p.m. Saturday, when a gunman opened fire and struck a 14-year-old boy, Adonis Mera, and a 20-year-old unidentified man at the Bryant Park skating rink in Midtown Manhattan. The shooter fled the scene as people took cover, NBC News reports.

Dunton allegedly returned with a gun after one of the victims refused to hand over his coat.

Joe Carella, a spokesman for Bryant Park Corporation, the not-for-profit company that privately manages the park, told NBC News the incident is uncommon at the park.

[NBC News]