A woman was hit in the head with a gun and shoved into a car in Los Angeles on Tuesday in what authorities described as a possible kidnapping, shocking video of the attack shows.
The violent attack and possible kidnapping were caught on a security camera. The incident occurred just before 4:30 p.m. local time.
In the video, a woman is seen talking on her cell phone as she runs up a driveway in an apparent attempt to hide. Seconds later, the suspect pulls up the driveway in a car.
“As she approached the 2200 block of Couts Ave, the suspect vehicle pulled in a driveway and the suspect got out. He hit the victim with a pistol and dragged her into the passenger side of the vehicle and then drove away,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in an advisory.
The relationship between the two individuals is unclear.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic wearing a white tank top and black shorts, as well as black and white shoes.
The victim is a female Hispanic with “dark brownish red hair.” She was last seen wearing a black dress and sandals.
Anyone with information on the identity of the victim, suspect or vehicle are asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Major Crimes Bureau at (213) 229-1700.
To provide information anonymously, call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or download the “P3 Tips” app on a cell phone.