Five people shot at Entertainers Basketball Classic
NY Daily News:
The NYPD security force at Harlem’s famed Rucker Park was trimmed from 10 to two before five people were shot during a basketball tourney, the organizer said Thursday.
Gregory Marius said the steep decrease in officers from last year has endangered players and fans.
“We haven’t been able to do what we normally do to keep our safety,” said Marius, who runs the Entertainers Basketball Classic.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said there were “several police officers” and “10 private security” guards at the game.
“We anticipate beefed-up police coverage in the wake of the shooting,” Brown added.