Man beaten near Wheeling playground

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WHEELING, WV – Wheeling Police are investigating a malicious assault that happened Monday morning on the Heritage Trail in downtown. Around 8:25 a.m., officers met with a male victim on Water Street. He said he was walking south on the trail near the playground and was approached by several white males, possibly in their early 20’s wearing dark colored hoodies. He said the suspects assaulted him several before fleeing the area and running south on the trail towards Heritage Port.   The victim received head and facial injuries and did not request medical treatment.
Should the public have any information, they are strongly urged to call police at 304-234-3664, submit a crime tip at or call the new Crime Stoppers Upper Ohio Valley tip line at 877-TIPS4US.