PEORIA, Ill -- Police are investigating the battery of a Peoria man that occurred in the 400 block of Wayne Street on Sunday.
Police spoke to the 41-year-old victim, who said that at 12:30 p.m. he was walking in the above address when he was surrounded by several suspects.
The victim told officers that the suspects accused him of being a member of the "Vice Lords" gang. The victim said he used to be, but he doesn't run with the gang anymore.
He said that the suspects kicked and punched him and hit him with a brick when he was on the ground.
The victim was uncooperative when asked how many suspects were involved and if he knew any of them.