Four men were sent to hospital with minor injuries after being attacked by a group of males as they left the Beer Store at Mountain Plaza on Monday night.
Const. Debbie McGreal Dinning said the assailants had fled by the time police responded to the 11:30 p.m. assault near the corner of Upper James Street and Fennell Avenue.
She said the victims were punched and kicked, and some of the attackers reportedly wore belts around their knuckles.
Police believe the fight may have been a continuation of an altercation earlier in the day and that the victims and attackers know each other. Mountain division detectives continue their investigation.