SAN FRANCISCO -- There have been multiple fights at San Francisco's Stonestown Galleria shopping center involving students. The latest attacks happened last week inside the Target store and at the food court and were captured on cellphone video.
Mall workers said mob violence broke out Friday after 4 p.m. Witnesses say it was a beat-down. Cellphone video showed a group of students with backpacks punching and kicking a person inside the Target store. One of the youths can be seen slamming a victim to the ground.
The victim used his hands to protect his head as he was repeatedly struck. Other young people watched the attack and recorded it on their phones. Some witnesses told KPIX they were scared to intervene fearing the attackers would turn on them.
A short time later, another attack broke out in the Stonestown food court. It's unclear if it involved the same group of students. Two victims were assaulted although the attackers focused mostly on one young person.
Witnesses told KPIX they don't know why the kids jumped the two victims nor do they know if the attackers knew their victims.
The second attack on Friday happened right in front of food court vendor Guang Wei whose merchandise was damaged.