(KSBW) A 17-year-old Aptos, California boy has had part of his skull removed to relieve swelling on his brain following a horrific hammer attack carried out by a group of masked assailants.
“Alex” was one of three boys brutally beaten with hammers at a sleepover inside a home garage in the Rolling Hills neighborhood of Aptos.
KSBW is not releasing Alex’s last name because he is a minor and a victim of a crime. His family gave KSBW permission to release his photographs.
The teens had been hanging out Sunday night inside the garage where they often play videos games.
After they fell asleep, around 1:40 a.m. Monday, a group of masked men entered and beat the three boys with hammers. The boys, ages 16, 16, and 17, all suffered head injuries.
“After the assault, the suspects stole several items and fled the area in an unknown vehicle,” sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Cleveland said.
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