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Two Norwalk Teens Hit with Bat, Police Say

NORWALK, Conn. – Two Norwalk teens were injured Wednesday night in South Norwalk by a man who jumped out of a car and hit them with a baseball bat, Norwalk Police say.

The boys said they didn't know who hit them and no suspects were arrested.

The assault was reported at 10:07 p.m. The victims said they had been visiting a friend in the vicinity of Ryan Avenue and decided to walk to an Ely Avenue grocery store to get cigarettes, according to Sgt. Lisa Cotto. The group of four was almost to the store, on the same side of the road as the Roodner Court Housing complex, when a black car pulled up, police said. A man jumped out and began hitting the 19-year-old victim with a baseball bat – he told police he did not know why someone would do that.

The victim's 18-year-old friend tried to intervene and was hit by the bat, police said. He said he thought he saw that his assailant had a gun, and ran away because he was scared, police said. Another friend also said he ran away because he was scared, but did not see a gun, Cotto said.

The victim and his friends returned to the friend's house and called police, who found the 18-year-old victim with two large lacerations on the back of his scalp and abrasions on his forehead and nose, police said. The 19-year-old who tried to help him had injuries on his face and head, police said. They were taken to Norwalk Hospital.

The victims were unable to provide a description, other than to say the assailant was black or Hispanic, police said. Detectives canvassed the area but found neither a bat nor a gun.

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