Two Queens 14-year-old eighth grade students were viciously attacked by a mob of Queens high school school students, mostly girls, last Friday underneath the Hell Gate Bridge along Shore in Astoria Park. The bloody fight was videotaped by pals with smartphones as they egged the attackers on. The victims are now recovering from the attack and were able to identify some of their attackers. No arrests have been made yet. (screengrab via NY Daily News)
A bloody fight among Queens schoolgirls was videoed by pals with smartphones as they egged the attackers on, sources said Thursday, according to the NY Daily News.
The shocking video, which has been turned over to cops, shows two close friends from Intermediate School 126 being set upon by older girls in Astoria Park last Friday, according to a source familiar with the incident.
A girl with red hair is seen exchanging punches with one older girl, but then is overpowered when two other attackers step in, punching and kicking her as she falls to the ground. She is later seen nursing a bloody face while her friend is attacked.
Someone slams the friend with an orange traffic barrel, breaking her nose, the source said.
Other girls are seen filming the brawl on their phones or encouraging the attackers.
“It's sad that the video shows a lot of kids encouraging the beating and other kids filming the beating, but no one trying to step in and stop the beating,” said City Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Queens).
“You like to think the kids in your neighborhood won't be involved in this type of behavior, but it's happening everywhere.”
Christina Campos, (above) was punched and kicked by more than a dozen high school students. The video of the fight has been turned over to cops, said the source.
14-year-old Samatha Gonzalez (L) and Christina Campos (R) were both victims in a large fight that broke out at Astoria Park. (photo: CBS 2)
Gonzalez was left with two black eyes and a broken nose. “I was scared. I didn’t know what was going to happen to me," she told CBS news. "Was I going to live after this or was I going to be beat to death?” Gonzalez said.
Vallone alerted the 114th Precinct after Facebook friends told him about the video.
No arrests have been made yet.
The source said the attackers attend Long Island City High School. A few days before the brawl, the source said, the redhead was beaten up at a McDonald’s, possibly in an argument over a boy.
Scared for her safety, she asked her friend to stay by her side whenever possible.
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