Police officers at the scene of the beating in North Park. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A 55-year-old homeless man sleeping in an alley in North Park suffered serious head trauma Saturday when he was struck several times by a man wielding a skateboard.

The attack occurred a little after 4:30 a.m. in a south alley, in the 2800 block of El Cajon Boulevard, said Officer Tony Martinez of the San Diego Police Department.

“The attack was unprovoked,” Martinez said. “Witnesses saw the suspect fleeing the scene in a white Honda.”

The suspect was described as a 6-foot tall white male between ages 19 and 26 with shoulder-length hair who was last seen wearing gray shorts.

Police asked anyone with nformation regarding the attack to call them at (619) 531-2000.

— City News Service

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