Teen girl pistol-whipped walking to park with siblings, toddlers

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — A 14-year-old girl says she was pistol-whipped while walking to a South Carolina park with her siblings Thursday night.

Brooklyn Neely told WSOC she was walking to Armory Park in Rock Hill, S.C., with her siblings and two toddlers when a group of girls approached.

“They just came across the street, and they were ready to fight,” Neely said.

Fists started flying, and that’s when witnesses say a 19-year-old in the group pulled out a gun.

“She hit me in my head with the gun three times,” Neely told WSOC.

Neely said when she fell to the ground other people tried to get the gun away from the 19-year-old. Neely now has four stitches from the incident.

Ronnie and Carolyn Neely, Brooklyn’s parents, said they were horrified when they learned what happened.

“It’s just something you couldn’t imagine, seeing all the blood and stuff coming down,” Carolyn Neely said.

Cellphone video from the incident shows the woman hit the teen several times, even taking swings after Brooklyn falls to the ground.

Brooklyn Neely said it started earlier that day at school when a girl hit her brother on the head with a notebook. When that same girl saw her walking to the park, that’s when the situation became dangerous.

The 19-year-old, later identified as Quintasia Walls, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, unlawful carrying of a pistol and several other charges.