Major cities across America have been rocked by violence after Donald Trump’s presidential election Victory last week. And one particularly awful incident over the last few days a trump voter in Chicago was beaten by a gang of people specifically because he voted for the businessman for president
In footage posted online, a man was driving his car in Chicago when he was attacked at some point by a group of men. A woman was filming the assault while shouting “you voted Trump?” and “beat his ass.” Another person involved was recorded saying “don’t vote Trump” and “steal his stuff.”
At least five people seemed to be involved in the assault, and the attacked man’s car might have been stolen based on the footage.
Chicago police have launched an investigation into the matter.
The attack, captured on video, happened at the intersection of South Kedzie Avenue and West Roosevelt Road in North Lawndale Wednesday afternoon.
In the 32-second video, two men, possibly teens, are seen punching and kicking an older man in the street.
At 12:48 p.m. Wednesday, Chicago Police responded to a call of a battery at the intersection, according to Officer Kevin Quaid, a Chicago Police spokesman. The victim was battered after a traffic-related altercation that involved three unknown men and three unknown women, Quaid said.
In a second 45-second video, one of the attackers is seen jumping into the gold car at the intersection. In an attempt to stop the attacker from driving away, the victim hangs on to the rear driver’s side window. As the attacker speeds away from the scene, the victim is dragged by the car, according to the video.
The 50-year-old victim was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition, Quaid said.
No suspects are in custody and the motive that sparked the attack is still under investigation, Quaid said. Anyone with information is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.