THIS JUST IN: Facebook Is The New Fight Club


INQUIRER: A fistfight between two gangs of girls that had been organized on Facebook erupted in gunfire last night outside a Southwest Philadelphia High School, leaving two young men and a 17-year-old girl wounded, police said. The men, ages 19 and 22, were shot in the back and were reported in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania this morning. The girl was treated at the hospital for a bullet wound to the buttock and released. Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said about 40 people, most of them teenage girls, had gathered outside Bartram High School at 66th and Elmwood for a fistfight about 11 p.m. “It started with a dispute on Facebook,” said Walker. He said the conflict pitted a group of girls from Southwest Philadelphia with a rival group from West Philadelphia and had been triggered by “inappropriate comments” posted on the social networking Web site. “One of the girls said, ‘enough is enough,'” said Walker, and both sides agreed to a rumble through Facebook exchanges. MORE

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