Family members who recently moved into the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side say they were attacked by more than a dozen gang members Thursday evening.
They had just moved to Englewood from the south suburb of Chicago Heights. Sean Robinson and his wife Phyllis said shortly after their move, they noticed the gang members selling drugs near their home, even in the gangway next to their home.
The Robinson’s said the gang members started threatening them and then the threats boiled over. Sean Robinson said he saw the young men throwing bricks and bottles at his daughter’s parked car and when he yelled at them to stop, that’s when they attacked him.
He said about 15 people in their late teens or early 20’s beat him to the ground and hit him on the head with a two by four piece of wood. He suffered wounds to his head which required several stitches and was released Saturday from Mt. Sinai Hospital following Thursday night’s attack.
Sean Robinson said he and his family moved to Englewood as he is a CTA bus driver. The family says it has reached out to local clergy members for help, but have already decided to leave Englewood and move back to Chicago Heights.
No arrests have been made as Chicago Police Area South detectives continue to investigate.