CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Police in Charleston say two juveniles have been charged in a hammer attack outside the Charleston Town Center mall.
Media outlets report the attack occurred on the Court Street side of the mall Thursday night.
Police say Ryan Lynch of Charleston underwent surgery for a head injury at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital.
Police say Lynch knew the suspects, who were charged in a juvenile petition with malicious wounding. Their names were not released.
A search is on for three other people who were involved in the attack.