A man who was severely beaten in an assault in Chula Vista has been tentatively identified by family members, police confirmed Sunday morning.
The Chula Vista Police Department said the victim was assaulted in the 1100 block of Alpine Avenue at around 5 a.m. Saturday by an unknown suspect or suspects who then fled the scene.
When officers arrived, they found the man unconscious and in critical condition.
The victim was transported to a local trauma center, where he remained unconscious Saturday night. Police said the man had no identification on him, so initially they didn’t know his name.
On Saturday night, officials released a photograph of a unique tattoo on the victim’s arm in hopes that someone would recognize the victim and contact police.
At 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Chula Vista Police Department Capt. Gary Wedge said the victim had been tentatively identified by family members, though police did not release his name.
The brutal beating remains under investigation, and officials are still seeking suspects. Anyone with information on the assault should contact the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 476-5374.