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(CNN) – This cell phone video as shocking as it is brutal. A young woman in Venice fights off her attackers, before one of them slams her head with a skateboard. She falls to the ground and begins to wail.
Witnesses, who say they felt scared and outnumbered, choose not to help.
One man holds the woman up and another rushes in to punch her. The attacker continues to pound and kick the woman, who is still on the ground.
“It’s hard to believe that no one stepped in.”
Laura Lee says she’s friends with the woman that recorded the video and gave a copy to police. She says it all started around nine o’clock Sunday night at the Venice Beach skate park, when the victim got into a verbal fight with several men.
The young woman walked away, but the men followed her to nearby Pacific and Winward Avenues, and that’s when police say things took a violent turn.
Police say two other men were also injured in the brawl, but it’s the woman beaten and attacked with a skateboard who suffered the worst, requiring surgery for a cracked skull and a broken jaw.
“It’s haunting. It’s really, really disturbing.”
Police do not have a motive. No arrests have been made.
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