Boston Police report three teens playing on the basketball courts at Billings Field, off Bellevue Street in West Roxbury, were attacked by a larger group of eight to ten teens who challenged them to a fight sometime after 8 p.m. on Saturday night.
The teens who were attacked made their way to the Walgreens on Centre Street, where they called police. Officers found a group of teens nearby and questioned them, but the victims were unable to positively identify them, so they were let go, police say.
Police say the victims suffered minor injuries and that none needed transport to the hospital. In a Nextdoor post, however, the mother of one of the teens said he and one of the other two made a trip to the ER because they "suffered significant head wounds and a possible fractured jaw."
They were kicked to the ground and repeatedly beat upon. The incident occurred after one boy thought my son was old enough to purchase alcohol for them and my son refused (he’s 18).
Billings has long been a teen drinking hangout. Around 2005, some local teens who worked after school in the Roche Bros. produce market even organized themselves into the Fruits and Veggies Gang and took to threatening and occasionally beating people at the park and nearby, before they graduated Boston Latin School and Catholic Memorial and went off to college.