A man walking home from work was attacked and beaten by a large group of people on the Gold Coast late Sunday, police said.
The 36-year-old man suffered a laceration above his right eye and bruising to his head and body during the attack at 10 p.m. in the 800 block of North Dewitt Place, police said, citing early reports.
The group of attackers was comprised of between 15 and 20 males and females, police said. Preliminary police reports indicated that they may have been teenagers.
Police are listing the attack as a battery and there is no indication that the man was robbed, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Robert Perez. The attackers did not appear to say anything to the man to indicate why he was targeted, Perez said.
“It was without provocation, they just attacked,” Perez said.
The man was taken to nearby Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Police had no other details.
Several youths were charged Sunday following an attack Saturday night that left a man with a broken jaw.
I read this story because a friend sent it to me via email. It’s another example of why a canceled my Tribune subscription and gave up consumption of mass media. Thank God for the internet and all the other reliable sources that tell it like it is rather than this 1984 Orwellian garbage. If you watch the video, Channel 9 interviews a clueless student and never mentions the race of the attackers. Other attacks have occurred in the area, but, according to Channel 9, those incidents are not related. Well, if you don’t count race, then I guess they aren’t. Now go enjoy downtown Chicago, but please be aware of your surroundings and watch out for, well, young people!
Chicago police have released surveillance photos of a group of teenagers who they say attacked a man after stealing his wife’s iPhone on the Red Line subway downtown over the weekend.
The couple were on a train near State and Lake streets about 10:20 p.m. Saturday when the woman dropped her iPhone and one of the teens picked it up, police said.
The husband told the teen to give it back and the group attacked him, pushing him to the ground and punching and kicking him, police said.
In an alert releasing the photos, police did not say how many teenagers were involved, but photos show at least half a dozen teens. Police did not release detailed descriptions of any of the teens, but said one of them was a girl or woman and the rest were men or boys.
The attackers fled the train at the State-Lake stop. The surveillance photos show the attackers at both the platform and turnstile levels of the subway station.
The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack, but police did have any detailed information about his injuries.
Anyone with information was asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8382.
Via Chicago Tribune