Boystown: Cops Find Severely Beaten Man In The Middle Of Halsted Street

Police found the man lying unconscious in the traffic lanes at 3224 North Halsted. | Google

A Chicago cop found a beaten man lying in the middle of Boystown’s Halsted Street early Saturday, according to the police department. The victim was reported in guarded condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Police said the officer discovered the 41-year-old man lying in the street in front of a fitness center in the 3200 block of North Halsted around 3:30 a.m. Cops initially thought the man had been hit by a car, but a witness later confirmed that a group of men had beaten him on the street.

Four offenders—described by police only as black males—emerged from a 4-door Honda Accord or Honda Civic and one of them punched the victim in the face. Then, the other three offenders beat and kicked the victim while he was on the ground, inflicting severe injuries, a police spokesman said.

The men then returned to their car and turned westbound on Belmont, the witness said.

No motive for the attack was known.

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