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Two Burned In Attack At Homeless Encampment In Ventura

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:56pm

Police are looking for a man who burned a homeless couple in an attack on their Ventura encampment.

Ventura Police say the victims were in a tent on the 200 block of East Thompson Boulevard at around 8:30 this morning, when a man tossed some hot coals on the tent.

The coals burned through the cloth, burning the man and woman on their backs, and arms.

They were taken to a Ventura hospital for treatment.

The man fled the scene on a bicycle, and police have been unable to find him.

There’s no word on a possible motive for the attack.

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