NewsTeen hospitalized after hammer attack amid Paris school rivalry

Teen hospitalized after hammer attack amid Paris school rivalry

Police in Paris. Illustration photo
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2:28 AM EST, March 5, 2024

The incident transpired on a Monday afternoon in the Rue Pavée area within the 4th district, "Le Parisien" noted. The assaulted teenager was overwhelmed by a group of youths, and as he lay on the ground, he reportedly suffered a hammer blow to the head. There's also a strong possibility that he was stabbed. The Paris Territorial Security Service (ST75) has taken up the investigation.

Security footage captures the severe assault

The victim was rushed to the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in the 13th district, where, according to sources, his life is not believed to be in danger. "Le Parisien" acquired surveillance footage showing several youths chasing after two or three other teenagers. When one of the boys falls, the group encircles him.

Seconds later, the attackers scattered, but one returned wielding what seemed to be a hammer and struck the victim in the skull twice, the newspaper detailed.

A dispute between schools escalates

This harsh episode may be linked to a feud between two schools, likely situated in the 11th and 20th districts. Earlier that day, an altercation involving three teenagers was reported. According to a police source quoted by "Le Parisien," these students were also attacked with knives by their fellow students.

Source: Le Parisien

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