6 teens charged with assault by mob in northern Va. attack

Prince William County Police have arrested six teenagers on charges of assault by mob in an attack on a 16-year-old boy at a Boys & Girls Club in Woodbridge.

Police said Friday that the group of boys punched and kicked the teen March 15 in retaliation for a separate March 7 fight at Potomac Mills Mall. Police say the victim wasn't involved in the earlier fight and that the group of boys mistakenly thought he was.

The boys charged are 16 and 17 years old, and claimed to be associates of a local gang. They're charged with assault by mob and participating in a gang.

Police say the assault happened around midnight after a private party at the Boys & Girls club. The teen who was attacked had minor injuries.

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