Early in the morning – around 1am – on Sunday, May 12th, a South Boston resident was brutally attacked at the corner of G and 3rd by two men. Prior to the attack, the victim noticed a group of 10-15 people – mostly males but some females – hanging out on that corner yelling, doing push-ups and sprinting back and forth.
In passing, the victim told the crowd to keep it down and remind them that families with children live in the neighborhood. The victim then entered his home – which is close to that corner – and a few minutes later he heard yelling and screaming again so he went back out. Two men moved on him quickly, and beat the victim violently. He was left with several fractures to his face and a torn pectoral muscle. A video of the last 20 seconds of attack was recorded. BPD has a clip of this video (the full 20 seconds is too graphic to show). You can see the video here.
One of the attackers is believed to be 6’1, built frame with short dark hair. The other has blond hair parted to the side and is about 5’10. Both are approximately 25-32 years old. The attacker with the dark hair could have cut knuckles or a broken right hand. You can see the police report here.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police District C-6 (South Boston) Detectives at (617) 343-4742.
Community members wishing to assist the investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or text TIP to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.
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