The attackers pushed the young boy to the ground and repeated threw a basketball at him
A 13-year-old boy has been racially attacked in Flushing.
The young boy was playing basketball at Bowne Playground, located at 142-20 Barclay Ave on Wednesday evening at 630pm when the incident occurred.
Three other teens engaged in an argument with him, pushing him to the ground.
When the boy tried to get up, the teens repeatedly threw a basketball at him, striking him the face and head.
He suffered pain and swelling in the face.
“Stupid, f—–g Chinese. Go back to your country,” the teens allegedly said to him.
NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force are investigating the incident but no arrests have been made.
The incident follows a series of recent attacks on Asian Americans.
Most recently, a 28-year-old Asian mother has died in a fatal shooting in Compton.
In Atlanta, eight women were shot and killed at three massage parlours.
Elsewhere, an Asian college student was slashed in the hand while she was walking home in Brooklyn.
Additionally an Asian gas station owner was pepper sprayed by a racist customer in Oakland.
Meanwhile, in New York City, a woman was caught on camera spewing racist hate towards a Korean American couple.
In San Francisco, an elderly Asian woman managed to fight back and hospitalised her attacker.
In other news, Captain Jay Baker has been removed as spokesperson on the Atlanta shootings due to insensitive comments.