Man ambushed, beaten with hammer in SoMa 

Thugs ambushed an 18-year-old man, beating him with a hammer, in the South of Market district Friday afternoon, police said.

Multiple suspects jumped the man at Natoma and Sixth streets around 4:45 p.m. He was struck in the back with a hammer, and punched and kicked all over his body, police said.

The suspects fled and the victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

There have been no arrests.

A motive for the attack was not immediately known. Nothing was stolen during the beatdown.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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