This group of cowards beat two gay men nearly to death! Twelve of them ganged up on two!
Philadelphia police say as many as 12 suspects are being sought for an assault in Center City that is being characterized as a hate crime.
The incident happened at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 11th near Rittenhouse Square.
Investigators say the victims, a 28-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, were on the 1600 block of Chancellor Street when they were approached by a group of ‘unknown males and females.’
The group approached and, according to police, ‘made disparaging remarks about their sexual orientation.’
The group then pounced, with some of the suspects holding the victims while others punched them in the face, head and chest.
One of the victims dropped a bag containing a cell phone, wallet and credit cards.
As police approached the scene, investigators say one of the suspects picked up the bag as the group fled.
Both victims were taken to the hospital with multiple injuries. Police say one victim was treated for fractures and deep lacerations to his face requiring surgery and his jaw wired shut.
Philadelphia police described the suspects as “a group of approximately 10-12 white male and females all in their early 20’s “clean cut” and well dressed. One suspect was described as having a husky build, brown hair, wearing a brown shirt and shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215.686.TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847 or visit PhillyPolice.com.