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Hollywood Street Brawl Involving 100 People In Costumes Leaves 1 Man Critical

HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — About 100 Halloween revelers, many in costume, got into a heated brawl early Sunday, with a 27-year-old man taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said.

The fight  occurred near Wilcox Avenue on Hollywood Boulevard about 1:30 a.m., Los Angeles police Sgt. Mark Ro of the Hollywood Station said.

The man, whose name was unavailable, was reportedly kicked in the head until unconscious, Ro said.

Paramedics treating the man at the scene called for police backup, he said.

Getting a description of the attacker wasn't easy, Ro said.

"Everybody was in costume," he said. "Friends of the victim were not cooperative."

Officers tried to also question witnesses uninvolved in the fight, he said.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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