WASHINGTON (ABC7) — D.C. police are hoping a video can help identify the suspects in a violent attack from over the weekend.
Two men were attacked not in a dark alley or isolated section of the neighborhood but on a crosswalk on busy U Street.
The victims are two gay men, kicked, punched, and beaten so badly early Sunday morning that one was knocked unconscious and the other suffered a broken nose.
Police are investigating the assault as a possible hate crime. Officers said at least one of the three suspects yelled homophobic slurs during the attack.
The Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Liaison Branch, which includes an LGBT unit, are assisting with the investigation.
Police said the victims were assaulted at 12:30 a.m. in the morning.
The suspects are three black men in their early 20s.
One is bald, the second was wearing distinctive shoes and the third has blond-highlighted hair.