LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A trip to Waterfront Park took a terrible turn as a teen boy was brutally attacked by another group of boys. The mother of the victim believes a gang beat up her son. Although the investigation is still ongoing, Louisville Metro Police are not ruling out that the attack was gang-related.
"It is my worst nightmare," said the victim's mother. She painfully recounted what happened to her 15-year-old son Saturday night.
"The last two nights I laid in bed picturing my son laying there holding his head thinking if he was going to make it out and all he could do was pray to God and leave it in God's hands that God would get him out safe and sound."
For her family's safety, she has asked that we hide her identity. She said her son and three other teens were walking around Waterfront Park sometime before 7 p.m. Saturday, when they were approached by a larger group of boys.
"They asked him for money, when they told them they didn't have any at that point they surrounded my son and they just started beating him in his head, kicking him over and over and over again," said the victim's mother.
For no apparent reason, her son and his friends instantly became the targets of a vicious attack before a witness called 911. She said less than a minute later a Louisville Metro Police officer was able to get to her son's side.
"He wouldn't be alive today if it wasn't for that officer," said the mother who told us her son suffered a concussion and was injured from head to toe.
She said the one thing her son remembered was the group dressed alike and had a strong message.
"They were all dressed in dark pants, white plain T-shirts with blue bandanas and they made sure as they were beating the children up, they said to let them know that this is from the Crips."
Police said one juvenile was arrested for this attack. He is due in court on Tuesday. If you have any information that could help lead to more arrests, you are asked to give police a call at (502) 574-LMPD.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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