Police investigate assault of nine-year-old boy in Hunting Park

Police are investigating the assault of a nine-year-old child in the Hunting Park section of the city.

The incident happened around 4:25 P.M. on Friday on the 1300 block of McFerran Street. According to police, an unknown male dragged a nine-year-old black male by his book bag into a nearby alleyway. The juvenile was then chained to a fence and assaulted.

Neighbors heard the boy screaming and came to help, when the unknown male fled the scene.

The juvenile was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for evaluation.

Police describe the unknown male to be in his 30's and wearing a white shirt that covered his face.