NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - The New York City Police Department is looking for five young men wanted in connection with an attack on the boardwalk on Coney Island.
It happened on Monday about 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Stillwell Avenue and Riegelman Boardwalk West.
Police say a 17-year-old victim and 21-year old victim were trying to intervene in a fight between two groups when the five began to punch and kick the victims. One of them stabbed the 17-year-old in the abdomen and back. The 21-year-old victim was cut in the cheek and hit several times with a beach umbrella.
Both victims were transported by EMS to Maimonides Hospital in stable condition.
The NYPD released video and descriptions of the people they were looking for:
- A black male , 17-20 years-old, approximately 6'3" and slim build. He was last seen wearing a black tee- shirt and black shorts.
- A male black, 17-20 years-old, approximately 5'9" and slim build. He was last seen wearing a white tee-shirt, blue and red Champion shorts.
- A male black, 17-20 years-old, approximately 6'1" and slim build. He was last seen wearing a white tee-shirt and black pants with a white stripe along the side.
-A male black, 17-20 years-old and slim build. Last seen wearing a white baseball shirt and dark pants.
- A male black, 17-20 years-old and slim build. He was last seen wearing a white sleeveless tee-shirt, brown shorts and carrying a black backpack.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS(8477). Police say that all calls are strictly confidential.