by Nick Veronin
Mountain View Voice Staff
Three teenagers were jumped by a group of about six men wielding weapons outside a convenience store near the border of Los Altos and Mountain View on Saturday night, June 26, a police spokeswoman said.
The victims, a 15-year-old from Stockton, an 18-year-old from Santa Clara and a 19-year-old from Sunnyvale — all male — told police they were confronted shortly before 10 p.m. as they left a 7-Eleven in the 600 block of South Rengstorff Avenue, between El Camino Real and Latham Street, said Liz Wylie, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.
The victims, who gave slightly different accounts, said about six men, ranging in age from 20 to 30, jumped them and that some of the assailants were armed with what Wylie described as "a brick like object," as well as a sharp object — perhaps a pen or a screwdriver — but not a knife.
The suspects remain at large.
All three victims had injuries, but declined offers of transportation to the hospital, Wylie said. The 15-year-old had welts and lumps on head and face and three small puncture wounds on shoulder and back; the 18-year-old only had complaints of head pain, and 19-year-old had puncture wounds on arm.
Before attacking the three teens, the men said "gang-related" things Wylie said. She declined to elaborate on what may have been said, but added that police have a few "very significant leads" in the case. At this time, she said, police believe the attackers to be a part of a gang, but are not sure whether the victims are in a gang; they indicated that they were not, she said. A Mountain View gang-suppression team is working on the case.
A public service announcement. Be safe out there!