The Dallas Police Department is searching for at least five men who beat two men with baseball bats, reports WFAA. The attack happened Tuesday morning in northeast Dallas. The suspects shouted gay slurs from their vehicle before ambushing the pedestrians.
According to a police report, the suspects called the victims, both black males, “fags and sissy” before exiting the vehicle and assaulting them. One of the victims said he was struck at least four times in the head with a bat and lost consciousness until after the suspects left. The other victim attempted to fight back and got caught in the passenger side of the suspects’ vehicle. The suspects dragged the victim an unknown distance before he could free himself.
The victims then transported themselves to Medical City Hospital, according to reports. Officers who responded to the hospital described the victims’ injuries as cuts to the head and nose, bruising and swelling to the cheek and eye socket, chipped upper teeth, and abrasions to the toe, finger, shoulder and stomach.
The FBI has joined the investigation. If police determine it was a hate crime this could become a federal offense.
FOX Dallas produced a good report on the incident. Note the inclusion of the Black woman who says that she has a gay son and is concerned. Watch it AFTER THE JUMP ...