CHICAGO – Chicago police are questioning six teens in the beating of a 17-year-old boy that was captured on video and posted online.
Police say the attack happened Sunday in a South Side alley. Video shows several assailants repeatedly kicking and striking the victim, sometimes with a shoe. The video was posted on YouTube.
Police say they robbed the victim of shoes and his wallet.
Chicago police said Tuesday that it didn’t appear the incident was racially motivated.
Authorities say the victim is of Asian descent. In the video, the assailants can be heard repeatedly using racial slurs(n-word) and making derogatory comments about speaking Chinese. Several assailants are wearing sweat shirt hoods and masks.
The victim was hospitalized for a laceration, bruising and abrasions.
No charges have been filed.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Most of the offenders visible in the video appeared to be white. The victim was later treated for bruises, abrasions and a cut lip at Mercy Hospital and released.