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Clip shows gang of kids punching and kicking teen in San Francisco mall while recording attack

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Horrifying moment gang of kids beat up a teenager in San Francisco shopping mall – as spectators film the attack

  • Between Wednesday, March 15 and Friday, March 17, there were three incidents where groups of juveniles assaulted each other at the mall
  • The fights have broken out at Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria shopping center
  • The brawls occurred during afterschool hours on Wednesdays – which are early release days

Multiple brawls between teenagers have broken out at a San Francisco mall in recent months – many of which have happened during afterschool hours on Wednesdays, which are early release days.

Security guards at San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria shopping center have been so overwhelmed that the San Francisco Police Department is now involved. 

Just between March 15 and March 17, there were three incidents where groups of teens entered the mall and assaulted each other, SFPD said. 

The most recent attacks, which happened last week inside the Target store and at the food court, were captured on cellphone video that was posted to social media.

Supervisor Myrna Melgar who represents District 7 where the mall is located, said the mall has increased security patrols in the area. Melgar also said that she would be speaking with the San Francisco Unified School District – as the fights have been occurring when school has early release days.

Multiple brawls have broken out at San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria in recent months – many of which happening during afterschool on Wednesdays, which are early release days

The most recent attacks, which happened last week inside the Target store and at the food court, were captured on cellphone video that was posted to social media

The most recent attacks, which happened last week inside the Target store and at the food court, were captured on cellphone video that was posted to social media 

One of the videos of the brawls posted to social media shows a group attacking one teenager and punching and kicking him while other teens crowd around and continue to record the fight on their cellphone. 

A police spokesperson told KRON4: ‘On Friday, several juveniles were pepper sprayed by other juveniles.

‘Officers discovered one juvenile suffering from injuries as a result of the physical altercation. Medics were summoned and transported the victim to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.’

The police department also said that they are doing what they can to address the problem.  

‘We are working closely with the shopping center officials to assess the security measures in place to address criminal activity, especially the violent acts and physical altercations,’ said SFPD in a statement. 

One of the videos shows a group attacking one teenager and punching and kicking him while other teens crowd around and continue to record the fight on their cellphone

One of the videos shows a group attacking one teenager and punching and kicking him while other teens crowd around and continue to record the fight on their cellphone 

‘The shopping center has increased security personnel and we have increased our patrols in and around the shopping center in the hopes of stopping violent incidents from occurring.

The fights at the mall have resulted in physical injuries, according to Melgar, who advised parents to ‘be aware,’ and ‘monitor your kid’s social media and follow what they are doing.’

In a statement provided to KRON4, Stonestown Mall wrote: 

‘We are outraged by the unacceptable behavior that occurred at Stonestown Galleria which was a clear violation of our Code of Conduct. We are working closely with school, city, and law enforcement leadership to address this issue. 

‘The safety and well-being of our guests and tenants is our top priority and we have zero tolerance for this disruptive behavior. At this time, we are directing all inquiries to the San Francisco Police Department.’

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