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Teenager attacked outside Boys and Girls Club tells police assault may be gang retaliation

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on June 28, 2012 at 9:54 am with 8 Comments »
June 28, 2012 9:54 am

A 16-year-old boy and his girlfriend were attacked in the Boys and Girls Club parking lot at 1620 S. 17th St. this morning, in what the male victim told police might have been gang retaliation.

The couple were approached by five men and two women about 1 a.m., who began punching and kicking the victims for no apparent reason, Tacoma police say.

Police said the attackers also broke off a crossing guard and hit the 16-year-old, who suffered a cut over his eye. His 14-year-old girlfriend had mild bruising from the assault.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. It is realy sad when a 14 year old and a 16 year old can not safely hang out the parking lot of the closed B & G Club at 1 AM.

  2. Thuuuglife!!!

  3. MrCarleone says:

    1620 South 17th ?

    Shocked I say, completely shocked !

  4. tomwa007 says:

    Why throw in the B & G club, it is a parking lot at 1AM.

    Might as well be Walmart or the Pierce County Annex parking lots.

  5. Really253 says:

    Good job TNT, this happened across from the B & G club not in the parking lot. This is an example of how the media loves to gather false information and twist it to get readers/ratings.

  6. BlaineCGarver says:

    What in the HELL are youngsters doing out that late?!?!?

  7. The victim said it might have been gang retaliation? Did he say retaliation for what?

  8. Irritated says:

    Kinda hard to feel sorry for them. Now if they were in bed at home (their own homes) and got assulted, that would be another story. Mess with the bull, your gonna get the horns! PS, my daughter is 13 and if she was out that late, I would have assaulted her myself!

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