Westwood Teen Beaten At Tim McGraw Concert

MANSFIELD (CBS) – A 19-year-old from Westwood was seriously injured in a beating Sunday at the Tim McGraw concert at the Comcast Center.

Witnesses said Michael J. Skehill was beaten by 2-4 people.

Skehill allegedly was punched in the ribs several times and then kicked in the head during the attack. He says all he remembers was talking to a girl, and then being beaten.

WBZ-TV’s Peg Rusconi reports

A security guard intervened, possibly just in time. Skehill was transported by medflight to a local hospital where he was listed in serious condition.

“If anybody saw this we would really like them to come forward and give us whatever information they could because this is a serious crime, this young man easily could of died,” said Mansfield Police Chief Arthur O’Neill. “In fact maybe if it wasn’t for the skills of the on-scene contract medical provider down there and the skills of the helicopter crew and so on, he probably would have died.”

O’Neill said Skehill is recovering at a local hospital. The assailants face charges of assault, and possibly attempted murder.

The teen went to the concert with friends, but they were not with him at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Mansfield police at 508-261-7300.


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