Police: Young man beaten unconscious for being gay

If you have any information that might help police, please call 1-800-222-8477. Derek de Koff

Police claim a young man beaten unconscious by a group of teens and young adults in early-morning hours of Aug. 14. was attacked because he’s gay.

They’re now hoping the public will help identify his attackers.

The man had left a house party in the 0-to-100 block of Hamptons Circle N.W. (Calgary, Canada) to walk a female friend home.

On his way back to the party around 12:30 a.m, he was approached by a group of four to six males, who are thought to be between the ages of 15 and 20.

Police — who think the crime was “hate/bias motivated,” based on the victim’s sexual orientation — claim the group brutally assaulted him and then left him unconscious on the sidewalk.

The victim, after regaining consciousness, was able to find help from a resident who lived nearby.

Paramedics took the victim to the hospital in stable conditions.

It’s believed that the gang who assaulted him were all at the same house party as the victim.

Once the victim regained consciousness, he was able to find help from a resident who lived a block away from the house party.

Have info? Call police at 403-266-1234 or to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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