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South Park Avenue man seriously injured in baseball bat beating

A South Park Avenue man told Northwest District police Saturday that he was seriously hurt when a man attacked him with a baseball bat Wednesday evening near the corner of Esser Avenue and Ullman Street.

The assailant was identified by the victim but has not yet been apprehended. The victim was released from Erie County Medical Center after treatment for multiple fractured ribs, a collapsed lung, a fractured disk in his neck and a concussion, police said.

The incident occurred as the men were drinking in the alleged attacker’s house, somewhere near the Esser-Ullman intersection, and the girlfriend of the attacker also may have taken part in the attack, police were told.