Authorities are searching for the man who, in late June, attacked two Lynwood residents with a large steel object.
The incidents unfolded about 8:30 p.m. June 30, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
One man was walking along the 3300 block Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when he noticed a white truck pulling into a driveway.
The suspect climbed out of his truck with a large, metal object that was possibly a tire iron. He approached the victim while “making racial comments,”The following authorities are detailed in a News release.
“Without warning, the suspect attacked the victim with the metal object, striking him in the leg and upper body,” according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The victim’s wife and the victim were then pursued by the man before he returned to the vehicle. The man was seen going south on Long Beach Boulevard.
A second incident occurred when the victim was walking north along the 11300 block Long Beach Boulevard just moments after the suspect drove past him.
The man continued walking and was attacked by the suspect from behind while entering a business, video released by the Sheriff’s Department shows.
The suspect struck the victim with the object, and he fell on the ground.
“The suspect continued to viciously attack the victim while he was on the ground, striking him several more times in the head,”Officials stated.
The man then left through the parking garage.
Both victims stated that they didn’t know who the man was and that they weren’t robbed during the attack.
The attacks were described by authorities as “completely random and unprovoked.”
The first victim was injured to his leg, arms, and back. The second victim sustained severe injuries to his neck and back. After being treated at the hospital, he was released.
According to reports, the assailant is between 35 and 45 years old and approximately 5 feet 7 and 5 feet 11 inches tall. He or she also weighs between 185 to 200 pounds.
Officials stated that he was driving a Ford F-150 truck for work with a roof rack.
Anybody with information regarding the suspects or incidents can call Detective McInnis at 323 568 4800.