Man seriously injured in Newport News beating

13News Now Jemie Lee has the story

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Police say a man is fighting for his life after he was attacked and severely beaten in Newport News.

Medics and police responded to a call of a man bleeding from his face in the 800 block of Forrest Drive on Saturday afternoon,  First responders found a large amount of blood inside an apartment breezeway, with a blood trail leading to a nearby apartment.

Medics found the victim inside, a 54-year-old man, who had severe swelling to the right side of his face. The victim was also vomiting and spitting up large amounts of blood.

The victim, who spoke in Spanish to a translator, told police he had been robbed and assaulted by two men. He was not able to provide a detailed description of the suspects, but did say they were unarmed. The victim's cell phone and $150 was taken during the robbery.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.


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