Police are hunting for a group of men seen in disturbing surveillance video viciously attacking a 26-year-old man with large sticks and a sword early Sunday morning in Queens.
Authorities said the four suspects, between the ages of 18 and 24, approached the victim just before 7am in the Richmond Hill section and threatened to kill him with a gun.
The victim tried to run away, but tripped and fell. That’s when the suspects, armed with sticks and a sword, pounced on the man and started beating him.
Video from the horrific attack shows the victim on the ground as the four thugs savagely swing their weapons at him. They then fled from the scene.
One witness told ABC7 that saw he saw the teens standing behind his car, but didn’t know what was going on at first.
‘I see one guy laying down and his head is bleeding,’ he said.
The victim was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, but is said to be in stable condition.
Authorities described the suspects as being approximately 18 to 24 years old and around 5’6 to 6 feet tall. The first suspect is said to be Asian with a dark complexion, black hair and facial hair. He was wearing a red shirt and green sweatpants at the time of the attack.
The second suspect is also described as Asian with a dark complexion, facial hair and black hair pulled into a ponytail. He was wearing a green t-short, red shorts and black shoes.
The third one is described as Asian with a dark complexion and thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt, blue and white shorts and sandals.
The fourth suspect had his black hair pulled into a bun and was last seen wearing a black shirt, green shorts and black sandals. Police described him as Asian or Pacific Islander with a dark complexion.
The attack comes more than a month since 15-year-old Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz was hacked to death in a case of mistaken identity by members of the Dominican gang Trinitario outside a bodega in the Bronx.
Twelve men were arrested and charged with murder in connection to the teen’s brutal murder.
SOURCE: DailyMail, by MINYVONNE BURKE