A fight between two groups of teenage girls led to a 16-year-old being sent to the hospital with her hair set on fire -- and now six other girls are going to be charged.
Police in West Philadelphia say they broke up the fight between rival cliques at about 6:45pm Wednesday. SKYFOX was over the scene at 47th and Chestnut streets.
They say the victim told them a group of girls assaulted her and tried to set her hair on fire. She was pushed to the ground and punched by several attackers.
One, wearing a gray sweatshirt, was seen “using what appeared to be a torch attempting to light the victim’s hair on fire.”
The victim was treated for burns on the back of her neck and released from the hospital.
Police say a second victim, just 13, “was pushed and poked from behind with a knife, causing tearing to her jacket; however, the victim did not sustain any injuries.”
Then, investigators said a second brawl broke out a short time later near a SEPTA station.
Police said both groups of girls go to a transitional school called Camelot Academy in Philadelphia. They are all between 13 and 16 years old.