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2 Hurt in Fight at Mall Store

August 23, 2000|SUE FOX

Two teenagers were hurt Thursday night during a fight inside a shoe store at a West Valley mall, police said.

The brawl, which shattered a window, began about 7:30 p.m. when four males attacked an employee at the Foot Locker store in Westfield Shoppingtown Topanga, according to Sgt. Alan Sorkness of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division.

Security guards at the mall, formerly known as Topanga Plaza, called authorities to the scene.

The employee, a 17-year-old from Tarzana, suffered a puncture wound--apparently caused by the glass--in the right side of his torso, authorities said. He was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center and was listed in fair condition, Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Authorities said one of the attackers, a 19-year-old man living in Van Nuys who may have been visiting from another country, suffered minor cuts to his left foot. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment but fled before police could find him, according to Sorkness.

Police arrested the other three males on suspicion of assault, Sorkness said.

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