knockout game*Unfortunately we have to report on a story that puts black youth in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

A senseless, shameful and terrifying new “game” is starting to take hold in cities around the country. It’s called the “Knockout Game” and already caused deaths in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey is gaining steam all across the nation, and it preys upon unsuspecting people walking the streets, anywhere.

Light was shed on the growing trend via a recent report from CBS 2 in New York City. The report showed unsettling footage of (black) teens participating in this “game” which involves randomly targeting passersby, with the ultimate goal being to knock them out with one punch as they walk by.

One victim shown in the footage is a 46-year-old man from Hoboken, N.J., who was found dead with his neck broken and head lodged between iron fence posts, according to NJ.com.

Video surveillance shows Santiago walking in an alleyway in broad daylight, and just as he’s about to pass a pack of teenagers, one launches the fatal, knockout blow.

And what’s the point?

“For the fun of it,” one teen said in the video.

“They just want to see if you got enough strength to knock somebody out,” said another.

As we shake our collective head, we can only wonder how this shameful and deadly “game” can even remotely be seen as fun.

What’s next, walking up to someone and shooting them? God help us.

Read the rest of the story at CBSDC.

Watch the mind blowing report below: