A 16-year-old Hawthorne boy was attacked by a number of individuals this month in a brutal assault that was captured in a video that’s now circulating on-line.

{The teenager} went to Dockweiler State Seashore on Feb. 10 to hang around with some pals at a celebration that had been posted on social media, his mom, Frankie, instructed KTLA-5. She requested the TV station to not disclose her or her son Donta’s final identify.

“My son was serving to a buddy,” she instructed the TV station. “He helped get her up off the bottom after which a man simply requested him to cease after which my son simply needed to assist his buddy. The man requested him if he needed to combat, and my son didn’t wish to combat him.”

Donta was attacked by a number of different teenagers, who stabbed him 3 times and yelled homophobic and racist slurs, in response to Frankie.

Video of the brutal incident has circulated on-line and reveals the boy on the bottom whereas a number of different individuals encompass and kick and punch him.

Donta spent a number of days within the intensive care unit of an area hospital and suffered a concussion and punctured lungs.

The Los Angeles Police Division confirmed that officers responded to a report of an assault with a lethal weapon about 10:23 p.m. Feb. 10 within the 11400 block of Vista Del Mar.

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An ambulance was requested for a 16-year-old male, who was acutely aware and respiratory however suffered from stab wounds, in response to LAPD Officer Tony Im.

Police are searching for a suspect described as a male Hispanic, carrying a black ski masks, black leather-based jacket and black denims.

Im stated the investigation is ongoing and officers nonetheless have to find out the variety of suspects. There wasn’t extra data out there to find out a possible motive or whether or not the sufferer and his attackers knew one another.

“In the course of the interview, if there’s a couple of, then we are going to search for a couple of,” he added.

Frankie has launched a GoFundMe web page on-line to assist pay for her son’s medical bills, saying that he’ll want restoration procedures and surgical procedures.

“Donta is an excellent younger man who was merely having fun with time with pals earlier than this unlucky occasion,” she wrote on the GoFundMe web page.

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This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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