Authorities are looking for a hammer-wielding man in a straw hat who has sent two people to the hospital in serious condition after attacking them in East Los Angeles last week.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say that on March 25, the assailant, without provocation, walked up to an elderly man in the 1400 block of South Bonnie Beach Place and struck him with the hammer. The man then kicked the victim and ran off, officials say.
A few hours later and a couple blocks away the man struck again, this time attacking a woman standing in front of her home in the 4400 block of Triggs Street, officials said.
Both of his victims remain in serious condition a week after the attacks. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department at (323) 264-4151.
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