NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A disturbing video in which a young girl was encouraged to beat up another has police looking for a female suspect.
The fight was between a 6-year-old and a 7-year-old at Poe Park in the Grand Concourse section of the Bronx, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported. On the video, an adult can be heard encouraging one girl to strike the other.READ MORE: 4 More Omicron Cases In New York State, Gov. Hochul Says
“Slap her, just slap her. Just slap her! Just slap her!” the individual said.
A police source told 1010 WINS it was a teen who instigated the fight so she could make a video of it and post it online to become famous.
And authorities told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez the 17-year-old sister of the 6-year-old girl initiated the fight to settle a dispute between the two young girls’ older sisters who had an altercation over the winter holiday break.