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: Valanciunas, Hart Lead Pelicans Past Knicks
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.New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/21 Friday Morning Forecast
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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