An apparent hate crime captured on digital video and published online this week has triggered an investigation by the Atlanta police, a department spokesman told reporters.

The video, published to the Worldstar Hip Hop website on Sunday, shows a group of males beating another man as he exits a grocery store, jeering, "no faggots in Jack City." The assailants were reportedly with the Pittsburgh Jack City Gang, or as they call themselves, Jack City 1029.

Police told The Smoking Gun that they were investigating the incident, and that the video had been forwarded to their gang task force and another unit that focuses on hate crimes against the LGBT community.

This video was published online Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.