A stream of random and senseless violence has left a trail of blood in the streets of New York City.
According to police, four homeless men were attacked and killed and another was injured after a 24-year-old man went on a deadly rampage in the city.
Targeting the Homeless
By all accounts, this just seems to be an act of senseless violence by a young man with an undiscernible motive.
Representatives from the NYPD reported that early Saturday morning, several homeless men were attacked while asleep on the street.
In all, five men were set upon, with four of them pronounced dead at the scene. The fifth victim was in critical condition in a local hospital as of Saturday afternoon.
Law enforcement officials stated they have a 24-year-old suspect in custody, but he has yet to be formally charged with a crime.
Attacked in Their Sleep
One of the most disturbing aspects of this case is the fact that all the men appear to have been attacked while they were sleeping.
The first victim died of blunt force trauma to the head. The one victim who survived that attack was apparently attacked at a nearby location.
Not long after those two attacks, three more men were attacked in the same vicinity, with all of them dying from blunt force trauma to the head. According to police, a “rectangular” pipe was used in the attacks.
Michael Baldassano, the Chief of Manhattan South Detectives in New York City, is asking for additional help from the public with the process of gathering evidence.
He stated, “I would ask that anyone who may have seen something last night or even a few days in the past, or may themselves have been a victim of a crime like this, that they please contact the police. We’ll take any information if someone saw something strange last night.”
Sadly, this violence just seems typical of what we are seeing throughout the country in Democrat-run cities.