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Man in coma after being hit in the head with a bowling ball during fight

Cicero police say they have identified an attacker who they believe critically injured a man by hitting him in the head with a thrown bowling ball during a fight this week.

The 28-year-old man was in a medically induced coma at Loyola University Medical Center Friday, after suffering severe head trauma in the attack Wednesday evening at Town Hall Bowl, 5025 W. 25th St., according to Cicero spokesman Ray Hanania.

The attack took place after a brawl started among people who were bowling Wednesday night, Cicero town spokesman Ray Hanania said in a news release. The attacker threw the bowling ball at the man, police said in an alert. The attacker was seen in a social media post, hitting the 28-year-old in the head with the ball, Hanania said.

After the attack, the man fled the scene as patrons at the bowling alley scattered, and a patron flagged down police after workers at the bowling alley failed to call authorities, Hanania said.

Cicero police posted a photo of the suspect on the agency’s Facebook page and on Twitter and said Friday morning that they had identified him. Hanania said in an email that he didn’t have information on the suspect’s status Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the attack was asked to call Cicero police at 708-652-2130.

– The Associated Press contributed to this story


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