NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Another “knockout game” incident was suspected in an attack Wednesday in the Bronx, according to a published report.
The victim, a 23-year-old man, was attacked by three men at 167th Street and Nelson Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to a New York Post report. The suspects approached the victim from behind and hit him in the back of the head, police said.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Parents Say Fiancé Brian Laundrie's 'Silence Is Reprehensible'; Police In Utah Confirm Responding To Incident Involving Couple
A witness told the newspaper the man fell “like he got shot.”
The “knockout game” has been blamed for numerous other assaults, many of them in Brooklyn. The so-called game is a violent trend in which youths sucker-punch unsuspecting strangers for kicks.Police: Father Spit On After Asking Man To Stop Smoking Marijuana In Front Of 4-Year-Old Daughter On Subway
Like other alleged “knockout” victims, she was not robbed, but left on the street injured.
Online videos from various cities show young suspects randomly punching innocent victims.
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