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Corey Dunton, 16, was charged with attempted murder and related offenses in the shooting at a Bryant Park skating rink on Saturday night.
Dunton allegedly bragged about the attempted shooting on Facebook, reported the New York Daily News.
“FEDS AT MY DOOR IM GOIN OUT WITH A BANG!!!!!!! TAKE MY SOUL,” he allegedly wrote on Facebook.
Dunton, who lives in the Bronx, allegedly shot two people who were skating. He was arrested by police following an hour-long standoff while he was apparently posting status updates on his Facebook page.
“Feds trien [sic] kick down my door its over were do i go from hereeeee … [I don’t know] wat to do,” he said.
Photos uploaded to social media sites show the teen drinking alcohol and making hand gestures to make it appear as though he has a pistol.
“Bryant Park looking to litt Saterday [sic] gotta bring da amp,” he posted Friday.
New York Police Detective Kelly Ort told CNN that the shooting may have been sparked over a jacket.
One victim was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the back. Both were rushed to nearby hospitals.
“We sat down at one of the outdoor couches with a heater and ordered a drink,” witness Megan Cutcher said. “Right after we ordered, we heard three shots. Initially, it just sounded like a pop gun, but then people started screaming, and we realized it was more serious.”
Cutcher said she grabbed her mother and they hid under a table.
Police ordered them to stay in the park along with hundreds of other people while they searched for a suspect.