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A 15-yr-previous New Rochelle Excessive Faculty scholar was ordering meals from an area pizzeria when a gaggle of about seven sixteen and 17 yr olds attacked him, New Rochelle police stated.
The sufferer was “assaulted,” in line with police, who did not go into element concerning the assault, inside Gemelli Pizzeria at 752 North Ave. simply after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The group of youngsters ran out of the restaurant towards Eastchester Street — which is throughout the road from the highschool — the place they have been stopped and questioned by officers, police stated.
One of many members of the group was bleeding from a laceration on his hand, however police stated it is unknown right now how he sustained the damage. All of the youngsters concerned have been uncooperative, in response to police.
No arrests have been made, police stated.
A consultant from Gemelli Pizzeria declined remark when reached by telephone.
The varsity district issued a press release saying it is working with the police’s investigation.
“The Metropolis Faculty District of New Rochelle is cooperating with the New Rochelle Police Division in investigating an altercation involving New Rochelle Excessive Faculty college students close to the varsity this afternoon. Whereas the investigation is ongoing, all questions concerning the incident must be directed to the police division,” the district stated in a press release.
Final week’s homicide of Valaree Schwab started in the same area of North Avenue in a similar fashion: With a group of students ganging up on one student. That fight ended with Z’inah Brown allegedly stabbing Schwab multiple times in the upper torso inside the Dunkin’ Donuts at 646 North Ave.
Despite the similarities, the two fights appear to be unrelated, New Rochelle Police Captain Robert Gazzola said.
Wednesday’s incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact New Rochelle police at 914-654-2300.
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