Suspects sought in the brutal beating of Columbia teen (plus video)

05/30/2014 7:00 PM

05/30/2014 9:33 PM

The public’s help in identifying suspects in the brutal beating of a teenager is being sought by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Plain and Truman streets, near the intersection of Two Notch Road and Beltline Boulevard. The 15-year-old male victim was assaulted by several people and struck in the upper body by an object.

He was in serious condition at Palmetto Health Richland hospital on Friday.

Video released by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department shows suspects and witnesses fleeing the area, Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release.


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