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2 teens stabbed, beaten in attack near Hurst elementary

HURST -- Two teenaged boys were stabbed and repeatedly kicked and punched late Wednesday after they were confronted by young men at an elementary school basketball playground, police said.

A 16-year-old Hurst boy was stabbed in the back and suffered bruises to his face and arm, according to a police report. His 14-year-old North Richland Hills friend was cut on the arm and near the top of his head, the report states.

The two who police did not identify were treated and released from Harris Methodist Fort Worth hospital shortly after the attack.

The assault happened shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday near Harrison Lane Elementary School, 1000 Harrison Lane.

The victims told police that they had been playing basketball at the school for several hours when two young men walked by and began yelling at them. A verbal argument ensued, police said.

At some point, one of the young men displayed a knife and the victims decided to leave the playground, police said.

The two young men jumped into a nearby car to follow the victims when they started walking away from the school, police said.

Within seconds, the car pulled up behind the victims and three young men jumped out and attacked the victims, police said.

The young men got back into their car and drove away when the victims screamed for help and nearby residents began coming out of their apartments, a victim's family member said Friday.

Police described the getaway car as a 1980s four-door blue Caprice Classic with a possible red fender.

Anyone with information should call Hurst police at 817-788-7146.