Skateboarding community rallies against violence after attack on mother and son
A mother and her teenage son were attacked at a Louisville skate park and the skateboarding community is standing with the victims.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A mother and her teenage son were attacked at a Louisville skate park and the skateboarding community is standing with the victims.
Almost two weeks have passed since the attack at the Downtown Louisville skate park on May 21.
A cell phone video shows a mother and her 15-year-old son attacked as they were leaving.
Three teens are now facing charges for the attack.
The skateboarding community held an event Saturday to rally in support of the victims.
Noah Hulsman, who organized the event, says the teens responsible for the attack were only there to cause trouble.
"We just wanted to bring everyone together and show the community that we're not the ones causing the problems and we're here to keep the skate park safe," Hulsman said.
The terror for the grandmother of the victim, who did not want to be identified, has not gone away.
"They wanted to come down here for a little while and the next thing I know. I get a phone call from the hospital," the grandmother said.
Floyd Freels has been skateboarding for more than 33 years and came to show his support. He wants everyone to feel safe at the park.
"It's like everyone kind of looks out for one another and we just want people to know we're not gonna stand for that," Freels said.
The money raised from the event will go toward another skate park planned for Breslin Park.
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