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Seattle police searching for Mardi Gras killers

SEATTLE (Reuters) — Seattle police are scouring videotapes and photographs to try to find the attackers who beat a 20-year-old man when he tried to help a woman during a violent Mardi Gras melee and later died of his injuries, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

An unidentified attacker hit Kristopher Kime over the head with a bottle as he bent to help a woman who had stumbled amid a frenzied crowd in the city's historic Pioneer Square early Wednesday morning, local media accounts said.

A group of young men then jumped on Kime, beating him and kicking him in the head. Friends carried him to a nearby fire station for treatment. He was rushed to a hospital but died Wednesday evening.