4 teenage Syrian refugees attacked on street in St. Louis

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, November 03 2016 Nov 3, 2016 Thursday, November 03, 2016 9:36:16 AM CDT November 03, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four teenagers who escaped civil war in their home country of Syria to relocate in St. Louis are now recovering from injuries after being attacked in their new city.

KTVI-TV reports that the teenagers, ages 13 to 15, were approached Tuesday night in north St. Louis by a four unidentified suspects who said they wanted to fight. Police say the Syrian refugees were punched and kicked. One of them was taken by ambulance to a hospital after complaining of leg pain, and may need surgery.

No arrests have been made.

A translator says the family of the boy with the leg injury is afraid to stay in north St. Louis but has limited options.

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