3 teenagers beaten with baseball bats

February 25, 2007

Howard County police are investigating an assault that sent three teenagers to Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after they were struck in the head with baseball bats.

Two 17-year-old Columbia residents and a 18-year-old Ellicott City resident were involved in a fight about 1 a.m. yesterday on the 9400 block of Old Frederick Road, Howard County police said. Several people involved in the fight were armed with bats.

The 18-year-old was taken to the hospital by helicopter and was in critical condition after suffering a severe head injury, police said. The two other teens were in serious condition. Police did not release the names of the victims.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Howard County police at 410-313-3200.

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