Police Seek Four Teenagers in Brutal Playground Beating

The attackers chased the victim, pulled a gun and forced him to strip before they beat him near a playground in Olney, say police.

Police are seeking a group of four teenagers who they say forced an 11-year-old to strip before beating him near a playground in the Olney section of Philadelphia.

Police said the incident occurred near A and Champlost streets on July 12th.

According to authorities, the victim was playing basketball around 4:50 p.m. when four teenagers, who appear between the ages of 14 and 15, chased him to a nearby alley. The attackers then reportedly pulled a handgun, forced the victim to take off all his clothes and proceeded to beat him in the face and stomach and fled in an unknown direction, police said. The attackers were wearing red and white clothing.

Anyone with information should contact the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251/3252.

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