Man injured in alleged Peninsula gang beating

Victim says he was hit by car and piece of concrete

REDWOOD CITY — Police are looking for three suspects after they allegedly flashed gang signs, intentionally hit a man with their car and beat him with a piece of concrete.

No suspects have been arrested yet in the incident, Redwood City police Detective Jeff Price said, but they are investigating it as gang-related.

Police responded to the Kaiser Redwood City hospital just after midnight early last Saturday morning, when the male victim of the incident first reported what happened to him on the corner of El Camino Real and Oak Avenue at 11 p.m. Sept. 21.

The victim, approximately 20 years old and not a gang member, Price said, told authorities he was walking in the area when three suspects in an 1980s brown Honda or Toyota four-door vehicle drove up to him and made “gang-related references” to him.

“They were basically asking him what gang he’s from,” Price said.

Then, the victim alleged, the driver intentionally ran into him, knocking him to the ground as another suspect came from the vehicle and hit him in the head with a piece of concrete.

Suffering from a “serious head injury,” Price said, the victim was then aided by an unidentified citizen who hailed a cab and escorted the victim to the hospital.

Price said the three suspects were Hispanic males in their early 20s. There were no other gang-related incidents in the area the night of Sept. 22, Price said.

Those with information should call the Redwood City Police Department at (650) 780-7100.

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