The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of an attack around 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 18. According to Los Angeles Police Department, about five males and a female were involved in the attack.
LAPD was told the victim was a tourist and approached another person that he was preaching the wrong thing, prompting a heated argument between the victim and the person who was allegedly preaching in public.
Following the argument, several people jumped in and started attacking the victim, who was Caucasian.
The attack is being investigated as an assault with a deadly weapon hate crime, the LAPD told FOX 11.
The suspected attackers ran off from the scene.
As of Monday night, no arrests have been announced in the incident.
Residents in the area told FOX 11 that random attacks are becoming more common in the Hollywood area.
“I saw someone get shot while walking my dog one time,” said Hollywood resident Sam Welder. “I mean right now, it’s obviously peaceful but later in the evening things start to change.”
Anyone with information on Monday’s attack was asked to call the LAPD.
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