Girl stabbed during melee in the Mission 

Police are investigating a street fight that started when two groups of young women with a feuding history ran into each other near the intersection of Capp and 24th streets.

Mission Police Station Lt. Dave Smith said the fight started after a “chance encounter” rather than a planned rumble.

After a few looks and words were exchanged, the altercation became physical, and people in the vicinity became involved.

“At some point, a bat became involved, and one of the girls was struck repeatedly with a bat,” Smith said. Another girl was cut with a knife, he said.

The fight was interrupted by “a good Samaritan who saw what was happening and tried to stop the bat assault,” Smith said. “He was actually a very brave soul because people had already been pretty significantly injured by that point.”

Two people were treated for injuries, and two have been arrested. A third is in custody, but has not been arrested, he said.

Though the fight was not believed to be gang-related, a handful of the girls involved are affiliated with gangs, so the Gang Task Force has taken the investigation, Smith said.

“There’s a possibility that retaliation could occur,” Smith said.

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