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Basketball coach attacked by gang members

April 5, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The coach of a youth basketball team has been viciously attacked by suspected gang members.Long Beach police say as many as 15 gang members threatened one of the boys playing in a city-sponsored basketball game.

The coach tried to help the boy, but the gang members turned on the coach, kicking and beating him.

It happened at a gym at McBride Park in Long Beach Thursday night.

The 37-year-old coach, identified only as Richard for his protection, suffered broken bones in his face, chest and hands.

No suspects are in custody.


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