Europe 1 with AFP 10:54 a.m., April 21, 2022

Four young men were arrested after a violent brawl between gangs of young people on Wednesday in Longjumeau, Essonne, during which a 15-year-old minor was seriously injured.

The four young people, whose age was not known, come from three towns in the department, Chilly-Mazarin, Corbeil-Essonnes and Saulx-les-Chartreux.

Four young men were arrested after the violent brawl between gangs of young people on Wednesday in Longjumeau, Essonne, during which a 15-year-old minor was seriously injured, AFP learned on Thursday from a police source.

Thanks to the video surveillance of the vocational school in front of which the brawl took place, at least four people were quickly identified and then arrested, said a police source.

The four young people, whose age was not known, come from three towns in the department, Chilly-Mazarin, Corbeil-Essonnes and Saulx-les-Chartreux.

A stab wound to the chest

The 15-year-old minor seriously injured in the chest by a stab wound is in stable condition after an operation overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, said another police source, adding that his recovery would be "long".

This attack took place late Wednesday afternoon in front of the Jean-Perrin vocational high school, during a fight between around thirty people from the rival districts of Longjumeau and the neighboring town of Chilly-Mazarin.

This school is located near a sports complex located between the two municipalities.

The investigation, opened for attempted murder, was entrusted to the Departmental Security of Essonne.

This department is regularly the scene of brawls between gangs of young people and was badly affected last year, with three deaths of teenagers.

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