Teen in Los Banos assaulted

A 17-year-old in Los Banos was assaulted Thursday night with an object likely to be a hammer, police say.

Los Banos Police Chief Gary Brizzee said the teen who is not gang affiliated was assaulted at around 11:25 p.m. at Cabernet Street and Santa Barbara Street for unknown reasons.

The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for a 2.7 inch laceration on his right forearm, he said. The only description given of the suspect was that it was a man wearing a white hooded sweater.

-Sun-Star staff