QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens (PIX11) — A social media dispute boiled over on Monday, leading to an assault on two teenage girls in Queens, police said.
The fight broke out around 4:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a McDonald’s on Springfield Boulevard in Queens Village, police said. A group of three teenage girls — ages 14, 16 and 17 — worked together to attack two victims, a 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl. The suspects repeatedly punched the victims, and at one point the victims were struck with a “conductive energy weapon,” police said.
The attack was captured on video, which was shared by police.
The 15-year-old girl had her backpack stolen during the assault, police said. It contained $50 cash, the girl’s ID and Apple Airpods.
Both victims suffered pain, swelling and bruising to their heads and bodies. They also sustained scrapes and lacerations. Police said they were taken to a medical center, where they were listed in stable condition.
All three suspects were charged with assault and harassment, police said. The 16-year-old suspect was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
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