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Rap battle at Night Moves gets physical


An aggravated battery was reported to the Bloomington Police Department around 3 a.m. Sept 2.

Police responded to Night Moves at the 1700 block of South Walnut Street, where a 21-year-old male reported being involved in a fight.

The victim was bleeding from the back of his head and mouth, and an officer noticed swelling on his face, BPD Sgt. Joe Crider said.

The victim appeared to be confused and unable to describe what happened to him. A witness said the male was involved in a fight with another unidentified male over who was the better rapper.

Both males left the bar and went to the parking lot, where the fight became physical, Crider said.

The unidentified male struck the victim on his face. A friend of the victim, also a 21-year-old male, intervened and was also struck.

The aggressor then struck the victim again, who fell to the ground. The aggressor then fled the scene, Crider said.

The victim was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Sydney Murray

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