Po­lice look at se­cu­rity af­ter shoot­ing at ice rink

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NEW YORK | New York City Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Ray­mond Kelly says po­lice will as­sess what se­cu­rity changes might be war­ranted af­ter the shoot­ing late Satur­day at a Man­hat­tan ice rink.

But Mr. Kelly noted that Bryant Park is gen­er­ally “a very safe area,” de­spite the gun­fire on the ice rink be­hind the New York Pub­lic Li­brary. Two peo­ple were wounded in a blast of bul­lets that sent skaters rush­ing to safety and left the ice stained with blood.

A 16-year-old has been ar­rested on at­tempted mur­der and other charges. He is be­ing charged as an adult.

Mr. Kelly said Mon­day that the teen de­manded a stranger’s jacket and later shot the man af­ter he re­fused. A 14-year-old by­stander also was shot.

About 20 pri­vate se­cu­rity agents were on duty at the ice rink and park Satur­day night, said Joe Carella, a spokesman for the Bryant Park Corp., the non­profit group that man­ages the park.

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