Group of kids beat girl, hit car with bat near Toledo school

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – Eyewitnesses say dozens of kids starting hitting a car with a baseball bat and beating up a girl in the street near Woodward High School on Mulberry and Oakland in north Toledo Thursday.

The fight happened around 6:30 p.m. while a high school softball game was going on about a block away.

A BCSN crew, a local sports network, shooting the game captured the entire fight.

Neighbors say the brawl lasted several minutes. They are worried more violence, especially with young people, will continue in the city.

Denise, who saw the fight take place, says it was total chaos. "They were trying to get a girl out of a car… hitting the car with a baseball bat and one of them kept yelling for a brick," said Denise.

She started taking pictures and says she thought the girl was going to be killed because of the number of kids beating her.

A lot of residents saw the fight take place. In fact, some neighborhood kids say they watched the entire brawl. One boy says he saw a girl holding another girl's hair and getting punched in the face.

Toledo police responded, but are not saying if they made any arrests or the extent of injuries.

"It was scary because there's all these kids [and] I don't know whether they have knives, whether they have guns," said Denise.

Neighbors say they are worried this could happen again, especially when kids are out of school for the summer.

"They're like bees to honey -- they just come," said Denise. "If they sense trouble they're there."

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