An alleged teenage gang member told police that a member of an opposing group punched her in the face and stomped on her head and ribs during a brawl in Rock Hill on Sunday. But, after the supposed victim and suspect gave police conflicting statements, they were both taken to jail and charged with fighting.
Police at about 6:05 p.m. were sent to the 500 block of Confederate Avenue after receiving calls about a fight, according to a Rock Hill police report. When police arrived, they saw several people get into a white car. Police found the white car and spoke with one of the suspects. She told police she was walking on Confederate Avenue when another girl and her group of friends confronted her, the report states. The two girls began to fight, during which the suspect held a knife at her but she still managed to get away. The girl did not suffer any injuries, and police did not find a weapon on scene.
Officers spoke with the suspect, who told police that she and her friends were walking on Confederate Avenue towards Walnut Street when a “Weezy” gang member yelled at them: “Don’t go down there...imma let them off the leash.”
The girl and her friends kept walking until they were approached by the alleged victim and her friends. A fight erupted, the girl told police, because she is part of the “600 IT Group” and the other girl is a member of the “Weezy Boys.”
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She told police the girl punched her in the face, and then stomped on her head and ribs while she was on the ground. She also claims another person hit her, but she was unsure who. Police could see that the girl’s eye was swollen, but she did not complain of any other injuries.
Police were unable to find several other suspects who fled the scene. The witnesses who remained behind refused to cooperate with officers or give any statements. The two girls were placed into custody and both charged with public disorderly conduct fighting because police could not determine who was the primary aggressor.
Both girls, ages 14 and 16, have been summoned to appear in family court. They were released to their mothers Sunday evening.