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11 Teenagers Have Been Arrested After Kroger Parking Lot Assault In Tennessee (Video)

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Eleven teenagers have been arrested in connection to a parking lot attack in Tennessee on Sept. 6.

Police say the teens, ranging in age from 14 to 19, face charges including aggravated assault and aggravated riot.

Police did not release the names of the boys and girls who were charged after the fight, caught on cellphone video (below), Saturday night in a Kroger grocery store parking lot in Memphis, the Associated Press reports via The Tennessean.

A group of teenagers first attacked a 25-year-old customer as he left his car to go into the store. Two Kroger employees, ages 17 and 18, who tried to help the man were also beaten to the ground. The attackers then threw heavy pumpkins on the victims and can be seen in the video running around the parking lot in front of the store.

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A security guard was eventually able to stop the attack, WREG.com reports, but the assailants fled before police arrived.

The grocery store confirmed that two of their male employees had been attacked in the parking lot, taken to the hospital and released.

The video has gone viral on Facebook and other social media sites. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has urged parents to watch it and turn their children in if they believe they were involved in the attack.

The 19-year-old has been identified as Raheem Richardson. It’s unclear if he had a lawyer late Monday.

Even though Police Director Toney Armstrong says the attack was isolated and unplanned, police patrols are being increased.

Sources: Associated Press reports via The TennesseanWREG.com