The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a man involved in a "brutal" baseball bat attack on three homeless men that left them in critical condition.
Police say the attacks began early Sunday morning around 4:30 a.m. when the suspect approached one of the sleeping homeless men and beat them repeatedly with a baseball bat, then checked their pockets and belongings to rob them.
Two victims were discovered in the 700 block of Wilshire Boulevard with a third victim found in the area between Flower Street and Figueroa.
The suspect is also believed to be homeless based on his appeared and surveillance video released by the LAPD rummaging through trash in the area. He's described as a White or Hispanic male, wearing a blue hat, grey sweatshirt, black shorts and bright white tennis shoes. The suspect also appeared to have dark bushy hair, authorities said in the release.
The suspect's victims are still in critical condition and have not regained consciousness since the attack, police said.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Robbery-Homicide Division, Detectives Daryn Dupree or David Holmes or Laura Evens, at (213) 486-6860, or Contact Real Time Analysis and Critical Response Division at (213) 484-6700.
Anonymous tips can be provided to LA Crime Stoppers at (800)222-TIPS.