A 17-year-old Mountain View teen has suffered a serious head injury after a man struck him over the head with an object, the police reported Tuesday.
"It could be random or not, and it might be gang-related," said Sgt. Sean Thompson, spokesman for the Mountain View Police Department. "It's too early to tell and the investigation is still ongoing."
He added however that "something like this hasn't happened lately."
The incident took place at approximately 8:39 p.m. on Jan. 28, as the victim and a friend rode their bikes on the 2000 block of Latham Street. All of a sudden, an unidentified male emerged from a concealed location and hit the victim over the head.
According to Thompson, the friend saw the suspect strike the victim once, but "was unable to see if he was struck more." The suspect fled the scene and ran toward Rengstorff Avenue.
The suspect has been described as a late-teen with short dark hair dressed entirely in dark clothing.
Thompson would not disclose the type of object used in the attack.
The victim, who was tranported to a local hospital with extensive bleeding from the head trauma, was still there as of Tuesday morning, Thompson confirmed.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Mountain View Police Department at 650-903-6344.
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