Two Petersburg teens beaten, community divided - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/1/09

Two Petersburg teens beaten, community divided

PETERSBURG, TX (KCBD) - Petersburg residents packed City Council chambers Monday night to discuss a growing problem. Concerned citizens voiced concerns about violence during the Memorial Day weekend.

There are claims a group of adult men beat two teenage boys and they think law enforcement has done nothing about it. Two boys involved were sent to the hospital with serious head injuries.

Concerned mother Maribel Gonzales said, "I want ya'll to see what happened. I want ya'll to know I followed this ambulance and begged God to not take him from me."

"After I got hit in the face or the eye with a bottle I ran inside and next thing I know they said my son ran out and one of the kids tried to attack him," added Kathy Garza.  

One of the men accused was at the meeting, and denied any involvement.

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