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Police Are Looking For Man Who Attacked Two Random People With A Hammer

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Police are looking for a man who viciously attacked two seemingly random people with a hammer in East L.A. The first attack happened last Friday, March 25 in the 1400 block of South Bonnie Beach Place, according to a release from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. A man walked up to an elderly man and hit him once with the hammer. When the victim fell, the man kicked him and then fled the scene, headed south on Bonnie Beach Place.

A few hours later, the attacker approached a woman standing in front of her home in the 4400 block of Triggs Street—about 0.2 miles from the scene of the first attack—and hit her multiple times in the head with a hammer. The woman was knocked out, and the man once again fled the scene.

Neither attack was provoked, and the attacker gave no indication he was going to strike either time. Both victims were transported to the hospital and are listed in serious condition.

The description of the attacker varies slightly between victims. In the first attack, the suspect has been described as a Hispanic man who is 40 to 45 years old, around 5'10" to 6" tall, and of a heavy build. He was wearing a blue winder breaker and a straw hat. In the second attack, witnesses described the attacker as a man in his 40s, about 6" and 240 pounds, wearing black pants and a black jacket.

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Anyone with information should call the East L.A. Sheriff's Station at 323-264-4151.