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Originally published February 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM | Page modified February 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM

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Violent group attacks 2 people, damages car in Seattle

It took less than half an hour for a group of young men and teens in dark hooded jackets to wreak havoc over the weekend, beating two people and smashing the windows of a car, according to Seattle police.

Seattle Times staff reporter

It took less than half an hour for a group of young men and teens in dark hooded jackets to wreak havoc over the weekend, beating two people and smashing the windows of a car, according to Seattle police.

The group of six to eight males followed and then attacked a man who was walking alone near 15th Avenue and Madison Street just before midnight on Saturday, according to a police report.

The suspects, described as black and between the ages of 16 and 20, ran up to the victim and pushed him down, and his head struck the pavement, police said. One of the suspects allegedly yelled, "Give me what you got" and started pulling on the man's backpack.

According to police, the victim suffered facial and head injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

About 10 minutes later, police say they suspect the same group used a broom to attack a woman near 19th Avenue and East Marion Street.

The woman told police that she had just pulled up to her home and was getting out of her car when a group of males headed toward her. One of the men started running toward her with a broom in his hand, saying, "Here I come."

He struck her with the broom, leaving a one-inch cut and a large lump on her head, according to police.

She was taken to Swedish Medical Center for treatment.

A short time later, early Sunday morning, police were called to 21st Avenue and East Jefferson Street, where a witness said a group of young males approach a parked yellow four-door sedan. The witness heard one of them say, "Let's smash it and go."

The witness reported that the teens may have been wearing black trash bags.

The males broke out the windshield, rear window and driver's window with what appeared to be landscaping bricks, police said.

Police searched the area for suspects but were unsuccessful. Witnesses were able to provide a vague description, according to police reports.

SPD spokesman Mark Jamieson said anyone who had an encounter with the group or has additional information should call 206-625-5011.

Christine Clarridge: 206-464-8983 or cclarridge@seattletimes.com

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