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Gang assault lands man, 18, in hospital

NIAGARA FALLS – An 18-year-old man was beaten unconscious Friday afternoon in a gang assault near his Centre Avenue home, police said.

The victim was walking in the 1500 block of Centre Avenue about 3:30 p.m. when he was jumped by five men and a woman, police said. He was knocked to the ground and punched and kicked repeatedly in the head and body, police added.

The victim was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment of head and facial injuries, police said.