DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating a stabbing that seriously injured a teenager in DeKalb County.
Channel 2's Liz Artz said the victim is 13-year-old Bawi Cung Lian, a student at Freedom Middle School.
His father told Artz the teen did not know the attackers, but he estimated between five and 10 teenagers are involved.
He said Lian was home from school because he was suspended and got into a scuffle with the other teens.
The stabbing happened in the Willow Branch apartment complex on Jolly Avenue off Indiana Creek in Clarkston just before noon.
Lian underwent surgery at Chidlren's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. He was stabbed and also had wounds on his hands as he tried to protect himself.
Police were on the scene with tracking dogs looking for a weapon and the attackers. They are also interviewing students at Freedom Middle School.
Lian's father said his son did not know his attackers.