Two Benton City teens with ties to gangs were injured in a street fight Thursday night.
Benton County Sheriff’s deputies were called just before 8 p.m. about three to four people fighting near the intersection of Eighth Street and Ellen Avenue, reported Interim Sheriff Jerry Hatcher.
Several people ran before deputies arrived, but they found a 17-year-old bleeding from the head after being hit with a metal pole or bat. He was treated by an emergency medical crew.
A bit later staff at a nearby hospital reported a 15-year-old with several minor stab wounds from a screwdriver to his arms and legs came to the emergency room. Hatcher said the wounds were not life threatening.
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No one was arrested. Hatcher said when the investigation is done there could be felony assault charges.