Police say that four men exited a white stretch limo near Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood early Sunday and began attacking people on the street, injuring three pedestrians and a responding police officer.
Corry Simmons, 32, Donald Robinson Jr., 31, Edward Robinson, and Alvin L. Goffin all face multiple felony charges including aggravated battery and mob action in the attack that took place around 1 a.m. in the Lakeview area, Fox Chicago reports. One of the victims, a 27-year-old man, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a broken jaw, and a police officer suffered a minor knee injury while taking the men into custody.
Witnesses say one or more people remained in the limousine and videotaped the attack, CBS Chicago reports, but no one else involved in the incident has been arrested yet.
Relatives of the alleged attackers say that the men were in the process of filming a rap video when passerby taunted them with racial slurs, the Chicago Sun-Times report. They insist that footage from that night will prove that pedestrians were verbally harassing the men in the limo before the attack, although prosecutors contend the incident was unprovoked.
The victim who was hospitalized told police that three people approached him and began punching him in the face, and other victims described similar attacks, the Chicago Tribune reports.
All four are scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.
In another "mob-style" attack in Chicago, 11 juveniles were arrested in connection with an attack in the city's River North neighborhood last week.