|The incident unfolded in the 800 block of West Belmont near Halsted Street, police said. | Google|
Two people were assaulted in Boystown late Friday by a group of offenders, including one man who was reportedly armed with a pipe, according to police. No one is in custody. Both victims were reported in stable condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to a police spokesperson.
Police said a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were on the sidewalk in the 800 block of West Belmont when they were approached by a “large group of individuals” around 11:50 p.m.
A verbal altercation broke out and one member of the group struck the victims in their heads with a metal object, according to police. Witnesses said the object appeared to be a pipe. The group fled after the attack.
Both victims were taken by ambulance to Masonic. Their injuries are not life-threatening, but one was admitted, according to police.
The primary offender was described as a heavy-set black male who stands about 5’9” tall. He was wearing a black shirt with red shorts.
Area North detectives are investigating, according to a police spokesperson. The incident unfolded as the Boystown area begins its annual 10-day-long Pride celebration.
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