Homeless people assaulted while sleeping near Horton Plaza

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SAN DIEGO — At least a half-dozen homeless people were assaulted early Tuesday while sleeping in the vicinity of the Westfield Horton Plaza mall.

The attacks took place within a four-block radius around 1:45 a.m., San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.

The victims were all struck in the head with an unknown object and suffered lacerations.

Police said a woman seen riding a mountain bike and a man were considered suspects. The man was described as Hispanic, in his 20s, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a black beanie.