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Young Woman Assaulted Outside Townhouse on Windward Ave

2 black males in their mid to late 20s are wanted by Police after officers responded to a 911 call at 9pm Thursday night. The caller saying an assault with a deadly weapon was in progress in Venice.

Brooklyn Smith, 16, and her boyfriend were attacked in the street on Windward Avenue at Speedway. Smith beaten over the head with a skateboard.

Smith says that while walking back to her car from the skatepark with her boyfriend, she was recognized from an incident that happened the month before.

In videos circulating on social media  an angry mob is seen rushing at Smith, yelling ” Go home!”

A witness can be heard on the video saying ” She just cracked her head open” as one of her attackers appears to king hit while she lies helpless and screaming on the ground.

After the attack Smith was rushed to hospital in a serious condition, her jaw was broken and skull cracked. She is now recovering from surgery.

There is an open investigation “We are still trying to determine whether or not the attacks are gang related” LAPD said.

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