BEIJING - A high-ranking military singer, whose 15-year-old son brutally attacked a couple in their car, apologized to the victims in a hospital in Beijing on Thursday and said he takes full responsibility.
Li Shuangjiang, a high-ranking military singer, apologizes on Thursday at the 309th Hospital of Chinese PLA in Haidian district to a driver surnamed Peng, who had been attacked by Li's son.
"I am a teacher and it's my fault for failing to educate my son to behave well," said Li Shuangjiang, 72, dean of the music department of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Academy of Arts, when he visited the seriously injured couple in the emergency ward at the 309th Hospital of Chinese PLA in Haidian district.
Li Tianyi, the singer's son, was driving a BMW behind the couple's Buick at about 9 pm on Tuesday evening, when it suddenly stopped.
Li got out of his car and attacked the driver, surnamed Peng, without a word of explanation. Li's friend surnamed Su, who had been following in another car, joined in. Peng's wife tried to stop them and was also beaten, despite the fact the couple's 5-year-old daughter was crying in the back. The attackers even shouted at by-standers warning them not to call the police.
The two youths tried to escape afterwards but the police arrived and detained them with the help of guards. Peng and his wife were sent to hospital with head injuries.