Disturbing video recorded earlier this month in the nation’s capital has police on the search for more than a dozen young people seen engaging in a gang attack on two individuals standing outside of the Hilton Washington.
According to WTTG, police say the male victims was beaten, kicked and spat upon by the unidentified suspects in an early-morning incident on July 14 in front of the Connecticut Avenue hotel in Dupont Circle.
A nearby surveillance camera captured the violent jumping and local law enforcement has released a statement requesting tips from anyone with information about the incident.
MPD seeks the public's assistance in identifying suspects in reference to an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred on 7/14/19 in the 1900 blk of Connecticut Avenue, NW.
See video here: https://t.co/4wFd8d9Gmz
Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 24, 2019
Police say one victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries to his head and one eye socket. A second man was also taken to a hospital with a swollen eye.
One of the alleged victims reportedly pointed to the other, shouting “That’s him” shortly before the attack started.
Police say they believe the juvenile victims could have been as young as 13 and urge individuals to submit tips to D.C. authorities by calling 202-727-9099 or texting to the text tip line at 50411.
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[Featured image: DC Police Department, video screenshot]