LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles authorities are searching for suspects in the brutal beating of a 15-year-old high school student.

Sheriff's officials say Evan Jimenez, a freshman at San Pedro High, was beaten with bottles and choked while walking home from a friend's house last Thursday.

The Daily Breeze newspaper reported Sunday that doctors say the teen will survive but faces a long recovery.Sheriff's Sgt. 

Eric Ford says detectives believe gang members carried out the attack. Officials have not released suspect descriptions.

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