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Video: Boy Beaten by Six Attackers, Who Post Assault on YouTube

| by Michael Allen

Six people were questioned by police Tuesday morning about a brutal attack on a 17-year-old boy in Bridgeport, Illinois.

CBS 2 reports (video below) that the assault happened on Sunday behind an elementary school.

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Ironically, a video of the beating was posted on YouTube, but removed twice by YouTube administrators, even though the video would eventually help police find the attackers.

Police said they found out about the beating because so many people called them and showed them the YouTube video.

Police Officer Garry McCarthy told CBS 2 that detectives are still looking for two more suspects, and the six already being held will soon be charged.

McCarthy said the attack was not racially motivated, but was in retaliation for an earlier incident, in which 20 people attacked two teens.

The 17-year-old victim was jumped by seven offenders and was robbed of his gym shoes, wallet and money, police said.