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Seven minors between the ages of 11 and 14 have been arrested in connection to the brutal beating of a woman in Philadelphia last month, with one more suspect still unknown to police.
On February 23, a group of eight minors brutally beat a woman in the area of 15th and Chestnut Streets, in the popular Center City area of downtown, at around 7:12 pm as she was heading to her hair appointment. The suspects are black, the victim is white, in a city that often sees racial tensions.
Police say that the 33-year-old woman was knocked to the ground by the group, who then continued to punch and stomp on her until she was unconscious, according to CBS News.
The woman was transported to Jefferson Hospital and suffered injuries to her head, face, and body.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, seven of the eight suspects have been taken into custody, with six of the minors turning themselves in on the night of March 9, with one 14-year-old girl being arrested at her Northwest Philadelphia home the following day.
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