Two teens attacked mob style on Washington Avenue

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- There are a growing number of fight clubs involving teenagers throughout the city. But two victims who were recently attacked say they had absolutely no desire to fight.

Taeloni Ivy, 15, and her younger sister were attacked on Saturday afternoon by a group of girls while waiting for a bus at a Metrolink station on Washington Avenue. Her sister was attacked twice. Ivy`s aunt Shannon says she found that the disturbing video was posted on Facebook.  Fox 2 went to St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson who says random mob attacks are a new phenomenon they are trying to stop.

"They just ran up to my sister and the girl came out of nowhere and was like I want to fight you. I want to fight you and my sister just tried to walk away. My sister said you can`t give me a reason why we would fight so why are we fighting?" said Ivy.

"We know a lot of the kids ride Metrolink to get to their locations. We have presence on Metrolink Washington Avenue. Law enforcement can`t take the place of parents. There were 20 or 30 kids all together. Where is the parental supervision?" said Dotson.

Police say they are keeping tabs on attacks and plan to do hot spot police patrols in targeted areas.

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