A West Baltimore group of girls allegedly beat and robbed a teenage girl just blocks away from a local mall where she planned to submit a job application.
The victim’s mother, who didn’t want to be identified, told WJZ in Baltimore that the group that attacked her daughter is part of the “Sisterhood” gang.
“They punched her, they kicked her and mostly they stomped her in the head,” the mother told the news station. “I just think something really needs to be done about these gangs because every time we turn the TV on, it’s another gang after somebody else’s child.”
West Baltimore police say the 17-year-old girl was viciously beaten and robbed on a street corner Tuesday afternoon as she was on her way to a job interview, reports WJZ 13, a CBS affiliate.
Five girls, whose names were not released, have been arrested in the attack, which was captured on video just blocks from Mondawmin Mall. The unidentified teen, whose phone, coat and money were stolen in the attack, suffered swelling to her face and was hospitalized overnight, the report says.
It is unclear what sparked the attack, but a school police officer at Frederick Douglass High School on Tuesday witnessed a group of girls trying to pick fights near the school, according to a police report obtained by WJZ. The officer followed the group to ensure that they kept moving. But they jumped the victim at an intersection while someone recorded a video.
“They just kept showing it on Facebook over and over and over again,” the victim’s mother said of the video. Click here to watch the video, which contains disturbing content.
Read more at WJZ 13.