Seven individuals, including three 15-year-olds, were arrested and charged for attacking two brothers at the Brown Line Kedzie CTA station in Chicago.
In the wee hours of Monday morning a 26-year-old man and his 17-year-old brother were approached by seven individuals and asked to flash gang signs. Once the brothers declined and stated they were not affiliated with any gang, Mario Elvira, 18, pulled out a machete and assaulted the 26-year-old.
The 26-year-old, whose name was not released, was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital. He suffered a gash to his head, which required more than 30 stitches. The victim is in stable condition. His 17-year-old brother was not attacked.
According to a source, who provided ABC7 with footage of the surveillance video, the only reason why the attackers stopped was because a CTA train was approaching the station.
The assailants are noted to be Elvira; Jean Salvatierra, 23; Kevin Ramierz, 19; Kevar Preston, 20; and two 15-year-old males and one 15-year-old female.
Elvira, Salvatierra, Ramierz and Preston were charged with robbery, aggravated battery and trespassing. The three juveniles were only charged with trespassing. Police has not released the names of the 15-year-olds.
The four adults are held on bail that ranges from $250,000 to $450,000.