- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities are seeking a group of teenagers who assaulted an 11-year-old boy at gunpoint near a north Philadelphia playground last month.

Police on Wednesday released surveillance footage of one of the suspects in the July 12 attack in Olney.

Investigators say the boy was playing basketball at the playground when four male teenagers began chasing him.

The suspects, described as about 14 or 15 years old, cornered the boy in a nearby alley, pulled a handgun, forced him to take off his clothes and punched him.

Police said the reason for the attack is unknown. They are asking anyone with information to contact the special victim’s unit.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide