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Police Looking for Suspects in Clayton Assault

Posted June 10, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A teenager was stabbed and says two of his companions were beaten with boards and tire irons Sunday in an abandoned parking lot in Clayton.

The teens, all of whom are black, say three trucks stopped and several white men jumped out and began to attack them. One was stabbed with a screwdriver, one suffered a fractured knee and the third has a broken hand. All three have bruises and cuts.

The teens told WRAL-TV5's Bret Baier what happened Sunday.

Two of the victims are brothers, 13-year-old Derwood Lynn and 15-year-old Rodrick Jenkins, the other is 13-year-old Michael Sanders.

Police say they have one suspect in mind, but believe as many as 30 men may have been involved in the attack.