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Victim beaten by six men who followed him from Near North bar; 2 questioned

Approximate location of the attack | Google

A 26-year-old man was beaten and stomped on by a group of six men who followed him from a Near North bar following an altercation early Sunday, police said.

Around 4:40 a.m., the victim and a witness left a bar near the intersection of Dearborn Street and Elm Street after having a verbal dispute with a group of people, police said. The group followed the pair and began punching and kicking the victim on the street, according to a police report. Multiple 911 callers reported that six men were “stomping” and “kicking” the man who was on the ground.

Police this afternoon said the victim suffered a possible fracture of his left eye socket in the beating. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition was stabilized, according to a police spokesperson.

Two men who were stopped by police about a block from the incident scene were positively identified by witnesses as being involved in the attack. The men were taken into custody and were being questioned by Area Central detectives today, the spokesperson said.
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