A gay man homeless man was severely beaten near Hancock Park in Los Angeles, CA this morning at about 1:00 am in what the LAPD is investigating as a hate crime.
The attacker approached the victim on the street calmly and after a short conversation in which the homeless man described his current situation and described himself as gay and having AIDS, the beating began.
The attacker uttered anti-gay slurs attacking him, kicking him and beat him up.
The victim is in his mid-30s and was taken to the hospital where he is in critical condition.
No further information is available at this time.