Viral video of girl being beaten prompts police investigation
The video, which has been retweeted more than 127,000 times, was forwarded to the Chicago Police Special Victims Unit.
A viral video showing multiple people assaulting a girl has caught the attention of Chicago police.
The video shared on Twitter Monday evening shows a Facebook recording of several females approaching a girl and hitting her as onlookers laugh. The person who posted the video said the girl has a mental disability.
By Tuesday evening, the post had been retweeted more than 127,000 times, and the video had more than 3 million views.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi shared the tweet Tuesday, adding that a criminal investigation has been opened.
“This is beyond disturbing to watch and this young girl deserves far better,” he said. “This clip has been forwarded to the #ChicagoPolice Special Victims Unit and a criminal investigation has been opened.”
Details about the incident weren’t clear.
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