Beating Of Chicago Teen Filmed, Posted Online

By Salon Staff

Published January 17, 2012 5:54PM (EST)

CHICAGO (AP) — 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 afternoon in Bridgeport, a South Side neighborhood.

The video posted on YouTube shows hooded assailants repeatedly kicking and striking the victim. At least one attacker is wearing a face mask.

Police say they robbed the teenager of a pair of gym shoes, his wallet and cash. The victim was treated for a laceration to his lip, bruising and abrasions.

Chicago police say it doesn't appear the attack was racially motivated.

No charges have been filed.

Last year, an online video of a teenager punching a homeless man at a Chicago train station got about a quarter of a million views within two days.

Salon Staff

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