4 Sought in Brutal Mission Beach Attack: SDPD

One victim suffered a brain bleed and a concussion, police said

Images of four people wanted in the brutal beating of a University of San Diego student in Mission Beach were released Thursday by San Diego Police.

Three men and one woman got into an argument with two men on San Luis Rey Place at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, police said.

The fight moved into the alley near Strandway at Asbury Court where it was captured on surveillance video.

The mixture of student tenants and weekend visitors came to a boil in Mission Beach over the weekend. NBC 7’s Dave Summers reports.

One USD student was knocked to the ground, beaten and kicked. His head was stomped on the concrete and the blow caused a brain bleed and a concussion, police said.

"One of the suspects jumped into the air and landed both of his feet on top of one of the victim’s head, rendering him unconscious," according to a San Diego CrimeStoppers alert.

Another student was kicked and hit but suffered no serious injuries. The whole incident lasted less than a minute.

Residents heard screams and rushed to help.

“Just painful screams and people yelling stop you're going to kill him,” witness Misha Osinovskiy.

In a statement released Tuesday, University of San Diego administrators said they have contacted the students involved in the incident.

"We are committed to working with students on being responsible citizens wherever they live," Pamela Gray Payton, MSEL, Asst. Vice President, Media Communications said in a written statement.

She said the university "will follow up accordingly" after the SDPD investigation is complete.

Police have made no arrests in connection with this fight.

Witnesses say besides those involved were from out of town and had been renting a house nearby for the weekend but have already returned home. 

Male suspects are described as in their 20s, 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet tall with brown hair. Other information includes full beard, with burgundy t-shirt, light colored pants, and black shoes; Thin build, with a black hooded sweatshirt, long sleeved white t-shirt, black shorts, and black shoes; Wearing black hooded sweatshirt with “High Times” written on the back, brown pants, and black shoes.

The woman was described as in her early 20s, with a thin build and wearing a light colored t-shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects can call SDPD’s Northern Division at (858) 552-1700 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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