policeblotter_sfa.jpgA 15-year-old boy was hospitalized after being attacked by a group of people while playing basketball in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The teen was playing basketball in the 800 block of Sacramento Street, which is near Grant Avenue, at about 3:30 p.m. when six people approached from behind and attacked him, then fled, according to police.

The teen was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for a head injury that was not considered life-threatening, police said.

The six suspects, described as males in their late teens, had not been found as of this morning, and a motive for the attack was not immediately available, according to police.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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