UI student assaulted near Fifth and Daniel streets


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Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016. A 17-year-old male was killed after a shooting in Champaign on Thursday night.

By Willie Cui, News Editor

A University student was assaulted early Sunday morning near the intersection of Fifth Street and Daniel Street.

The student was walking with a friend on the sidewalk at around 2:55 a.m. on Sunday when the pair was approached by a group of five individuals, one of whom punched the student in the face, according to a statement by the University Police Department.

Several people then kicked the student while he was on the ground, the statement said. 

According to police chatter at the time, the five offenders fled north after the incident and were described as white males who were all wearing gray shirts.

The student reportedly suffered a broken nose, and despite initially declining medical attention, he later went to a local hospital to get treatment for his injuries. 


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