Group suspected of brutally beating teen with tire iron in Walden

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Police believe the brutal beating of a 16-year-old in Walden is gang-related.

According to police, the teenager was assaulted by five other teens on Orange Avenue Thursday afternoon. Police say a 19-year-old beat the boy in the head with a tire iron. Residents in the neighborhood say frequent violence has been occurring between young teens in both Walden and Maybrook.

The five teens are charged with gang assault, which is a class B felony. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.

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