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UPDATE: Teen Jumped by Crowd After Elizabeth Football Game Remains in Stable Condition

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Elizabeth

A teenage boy assaulted after a football game in Elizabeth Friday night remains in stable condition, Elizabeth City Spokeswoman Ruby Contreas confirmed with RLS Media. 

Several social media rumors that the boy died from his injuries are false and unfounded, Spokeswoman Contreras said. 

Police in Elizabeth is looking for several individuals who brutally assaulted two brothers after a football game Friday night.

According to Elizabeth City officials, the 17-year-old Elizabeth High Scholl student and his 19-year-old brother were jumped by a large crowd after the game.

Elizabeth officials said the incident occurred in the McDonald's parking lot just behind the stadium on Fillmore Street.

Police and EMS found the badly beaten 17-year-old on the ground unconscious after the crowd pummeled and then stomped him.  He was rushed to University Hospital in Newark for treatment. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing. 

According to Elizabeth Police, the 19-year-old was taken to Trinitas, where he was treated for minor injuries to his head.

Elizabeth Police said the detective bureau conducted interviews and also spoke to the victim's parents.

Detective Valladares is handling the case. 

It is not clear what prompted the incident.