Originally Posted by Huffington Post
Chicago police are questioning six youths concerning the brutal beating, captured on video and posted on YouTube, of a 17-year-old boy in an alley in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood.
No charges have yet been filed in the attack, which took place around 4 p.m. Sunday in an alley behind James Ward Elementary School, located at 28th and Princeton, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The footage shows the 17-year-old victim being punched in the face and kicked repeatedly by seven males while being taunted with racial slurs over the course of more than three minutes. His attackers also robbed the victim of $180 in cash, in addition to his sneakers.
The beating victim ran away, shoeless, was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and was released, according to the Tribune.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told CBS Chicago he was "pretty confident that we've got the makings of wrapping this thing up." Though his department is still searching for two suspects, six others will soon be charged.
"We’ve got six people in custody. We've got two more people identified, who we’re out looking for right now," McCarthy told CBS.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel weighed in on the beating on Tuesday and said that it should serve as "a wake-up call to all of us," NBC Chicago reports.
"Those kids doing that to another child is wrong. It is not tolerable and it does not represent what this city's values are and the good people of this city," Emanuel continued.
Area resident Carl Segvich commented to ABC Chicago that he was "outraged" by the attack.
"We have war in our cities right now, and if they would have had a gun, they would have probably shot the poor kid," Segvich told ABC.