Attack sends Benton Harbor teen to hospital

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WOOD)– Investigators are trying to identify a group of girls that attacked a teenager, sending her to the hospital.

The attack happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday on Lavette Avenue, Just south of Empire Avenue in Benton Harbor.

Police said the 14-year-old victim was assaulted by six other 14 and 15-year-old girls. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital with cuts to her arms and face, as well as neck injury.

A witness recorded the attack and posted the video on Facebook. Officers said the video has since been taken down from the site.

Investigators are using a copy of the video to try to identify suspects in the case. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety at 269.927.8425.

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