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Hancock Park Beating May Have Been Anti-Gay Hate Crime

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Officials are investigating an assault that took place at 1:00 a.m. today in Hancock Park as a hate crime, reports City News Service.

The victim, who's identified as a white man in his 30s, said that he was attacked by another man after telling him that he was gay, homeless and had AIDS. The incident happened on the 100 block of North Mansfield.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated, and the suspect, who's described only as being a white man, is still at large.