Yikes. It looks like an anti-gay hate crime may have occurred Thursday night in Los Angeles' Echo Park neighborhood—and to straight allies, no less.
Two victims were stabbed and robbed.
More after the jump.
Blogger "Your Friend, Savannah" writes via Tumblr:
"Two friends of ours were out last night and were on their way home. On MONTANA and ECHO PARK they were approached by a man (possibly 2?) who is described as a gang member. He began yelling at them and calling them “faggots” and saying really awful homophobic slurs. (Neither are gay, but are straight allies, are vocal for gay rights, and wear rainbow patches and buttons on occasion.)
They were both stabbed and all of their stuff was stolen.
My friend Brian is a bike rider in LA and his bike is BLACK, has a predominate RAINBOW STICKER down the side of a tube, and it has a BIG, FAT SEAT. His back pack is orange and his helmet is grey. (He is sometimes known as BRAINZ LA)
Brian was stabbed in his stomach, right above his belly button. He is alive and discharged, as this luckily didn’t hit anything vital. Our other friend (name withheld) was stabbed in his hip, so hard, it fractured his pelvis. He is still recovering in the hospital.
IF ANYONE SAW THIS HAPPEN, OR SEES THIS BIKE (I’m getting pictures soon), PLEASE CONTACT RAMPART DIVISION AT 213-484-3400.
PLEASE REBLOG. "
According to Lt. Gutierrez the suspects, a male and a female in their 20's said, "You guys are fucking f*ggots," before the male suspect stabbed one victim in the rib cage and the other in the stomach.
The victims saw the suspects earlier that evening at Sunset Beer, an Echo Park beer store with a bar and lounge.
We know we already said it, but YIKES. A stabbing is just so...brutal.
We hope the victims will be okay and that the perpetrator will be caught.
Police are requesting that people with info call Northeast Division detectives at (323) 344-5731.
Image Source (Hat Tip: Huff Po)