RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com)  — Authorities said a  group of suspects beat a man outside the Riverside Public Library so badly police are treating the assault as an attempted homicide.

Officers were dispatched at 8:40 p.m. Friday to 3581 Mission Inn Ave.

Firefighters at the scene told officers the victim was taken to a hospital with serious head trauma, Riverside police Sgt. Cliff Mason said.

Police confirmed the victim’s injuries were life-threatening and determined the beating was an attempted homicide, Riverside police Lt. Russ Shubert said.

No one has been arrested.

Officials asked anyone with information about the beating to call Detective Rick Wheeler at (951) 353-7134 or Detective Greg Rowe at (951) 353-7136.

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