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Online video game insults lead to beating, victim alleges

Vancouver Police are investigating after a student at Eric Hamber Secondary School was allegedly assaulted in connection with comments made during an online video game.

Around 12:30 p.m. on the afternoon of October 18th, a 16 year old male student was allegedly confronted and beaten by a group of four males on the west side of the 5000 block of Willow Street near the school. The beating was allegedly in retaliation for insults directed at the opposing players during an online video came.

The injured student was taken to hospital for treatment and released. The suspects are all believed to be in their late teens and no arrests have been made to date.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Youth Services Section at 604-717-3144 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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