Homeless people assaulted while sleeping near Horton Plaza

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Most Popular Stories

Latest News

More News