YouTube Video of Asian Man Beaten By 7 Thugs Prompts Police Investigation

Police are investigating the beating of a male teen in the wake of a disturbing YouTube video that shows a prolonged attack in a Bridgeport alley.

CHICAGO (CBS)– Police are investigating the beating of a male teen in the wake of a disturbing YouTube video that shows a prolonged attack in a Bridgeport alley.

The videotaped assault happened shortly between 4 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the 2800 hundred block of South Princeton Avenue, Chicago police told CBS 2.

The 17-year-old victim was jumped by seven offenders and was robbed of his gym shoes, wallet and money, police said.

It’s not clear who recorded the 3-minute, 39-second video. It shows several youths chasing, punching and kicking the victim. The faces of most of the offenders are not visible, but they appear to be in the age range of the youth they are attacking.

The victim was treated and released at Mercy Hospital.

Area 1 detectives are investigating, police said.

A YouTube link sent to CBS 2 Monday evening was later disabled. A separate posting of the same video later appeared.