Teen injured with padlocks in ‘mutual combat’

Police: Large fight between teens starts with planned fight between 2
Teen injured with padlocks in ‘mutual combat’

A 13-year-old was taken to a hospital after being hit in the head with padlocks during what the victim said was “mutual combat,” according to a release from Madison police.

The teenager was hanging out in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 6700 block of Schroeder Road Saturday night, police said. She was with a large group of young people when the other teen arrived just before 10 p.m.

The 13-year-old said she had an ongoing feud with the other girl, and there was going to be a planned fight, according to the release.

Police said the 13-year-old was injured fast in the fight when the second teen pulled out a pair of padlocks and different girl got involved in the fight.

There was an ensuing fight between many other girls as they joined side with their respective friends, according to the release. Some teenage boys also started fighting nearby.

The fight ended before police arrived, and the primary suspect has not yet been located, officials said.