A Jewish man was assaulted and beaten in Crown Heights by a gang in an unprovoked assault Motzai Shabbos. The victim was transported to the hospital by Hatzolah with head injuries.
The assault occurred as the Jewish man was walking on Empire Blvd near Schenectady Ave at around 9:00pm Motzai Shabbos. As he passed by the Laundromat located at 829 Empire Blvd, he passed a group of black teenagers, one of whom came over to him and asked him, “Do you want to fight?”
The teenager suddenly began punching him in the face, knocking him to the ground. The gang hit him five times, then began running away.
The victim took out his phone to call for help, but the gang turned around, coming over to him and said “What, your calling the cops on us?” They then continued punching and kicking him before fleeing the scene.
A Hatzalah volunteer responding to a call for an assault, saw one of the assailants running away, and called for assistance. 911 and Shomrim responded, but the gang had disappeared.
The victim was transported by Hatzalah to the hospital with injuries to his face and head.
Although the actual assault occurred off camera, video footage showing the group of teens was handed over to the NYPD. They are investigating the incident in coordination with the Hate Crime Task Force.