Police seek information on group that jumped a developmentally delayed man

A mentally challenged 20-year-old man and his brother suffered a violent beating last Thursday at the New Kitchen Chinese Restaurant, located at 4938 Wayne Ave. in Germantown.

Today, Philadelphia Police released surveillance video and are seeking the public’s help in identifying the victims.

The two males and their sister were inside the takeout restaurant at 1:40 a.m. when a group of eight males entered behind them and began punching and kicking the brothers.

The mentally challenged male, Zackary Smith, suffered a broken jaw, dislocated teeth, cuts and bruises. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he has undergone surgery for his injuries. His brother, 20, was also assaulted but was not seriously injured. The suspects ran off in an unknown direction.

Police described two of the suspects. One is a black male, 19 to 22 years old, about 5-foot-6, weighing an estimated 235 pounds; the other is 5-foot-8, with a thin build and wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans and black sneakers while armed with a handgun.

“If you see these males do not approach them, contact 911 immediately,” a police release stated.

Northwest Detectives ask anyone with information about the crime or the suspects to call 215-686-3353 or 215-686-3354.

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