SASKATOON – A violent video circulating on social media has caught the attention of the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS). Posted to YouTube on Saturday, the video shows two men repeatedly hitting two smaller men in the Sutherland neighbourhood.
The assailants continued to punch and kick the men once they had fallen to the ground in the 900-block of Central Avenue.
Police responded the night of the incident, but didn’t realize the severity of the attacks until after the video surfaced.
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On Monday, the SPS confirmed an investigation has been launched into the incident that happened during the early morning hours of Nov. 28. Detectives are reaching out to the victims and anyone who may have witnessed the assault.
“I believe that all four people were in the same establishment at a certain point, but exact details, I don’t know,” said Alyson Edwards, spokesperson for the Saskatoon Police Service.
However, businesses in the area are quick to distance themselves from the events. The owner of the newly-opened Tomas the Cook said the suspects were never inside his restaurant or liquor store. Staff at Dino’s Bar and Grill also said the men were never inside their business.
No arrests have been made.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.