VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public’s help Friday to locate two men accused of using a skateboard to attack a woman in Venice.
The assault occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday at the Venice Beach Skate Park, located near Pacific and Windward avenues, according to police.
A woman recorded the assault on her cellphone and turned it into police. Her friend, Laura Lee, shared details of the graphic attack with CBS2/KCAL9.
Lee explained the female victim was involved in a verbal fight with several men at the skate park before she walked away, which then led to a violent turn.
She was attacked in front of dozens of people.
One suspect slammed her head with a skateboard, which knocked her to the ground.
He then kicked and pounded on the victim while she wailed for help while lying on the pavement.
Moments later, a second suspect held the victim up for another suspect to punch her.
Witnesses said they chose not to help her because they were scared and felt outnumbered.
“It’s hard to believe that no one stepped in,” said Lee. “It’s haunting. It’s really, really disturbing.”
Authorities said the female victim, who is in her late teens or early 20s, remains hospitalized in serious condition. She underwent surgery for a cracked skull and broken jaw.
Two other men were injured in the brawl.
The motive for the attacks remain under investigation.
Authorities have not yet released the identities of the suspects.
Police explained each suspect will face charges of assault with a deadly weapon.