Father Clings to Life After Random Attack

Attackers caught on tape

By Jessica Greene
|  Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010  |  Updated 1:42 PM PDT
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Oakland Suspected Attackers Caught on Surveillance Video

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Surveillance video captured a few seconds of the two attackers walking down Telegraph Avenue.

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Oakland Suspected Attackers Caught on Surveillance Video

Surveillance video shows two men who police say brutally attacked a father and son in Oakland.
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A man is fighting for his life after he ad his son were brutally attacked in broad daylight in Oakland Friday.

Police say the father and son were the victims of a vicious attack near the Fox Theater in Oakland at about 3 p.m. Surveillance video captured a few seconds of the suspected attackers walking down the street. Police say one of the attackers is a teenager, and the other is between 17 and 20.

Officers responded to the 1800 block of Telegraph Avenue at about 3 p.m. on reports of the assault and found the father, 60-year-old  Jin Cheng Yu, of San Francisco, unresponsive, police Officer Holly Joshi said.

He was taken to a hospital and his injuries are considered life threatening. His son is expected to survive. Police say the attack appears to be random and that the attackers didn't rob the father and son.

Drivers in the area tried to chase down the attackers but lost track of them. Now police are asking anyone who witnessed the attack to come forward.

In a prepared statement, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums said, "The brutal and random attack this afternoon in broad daylight on two innocent men was senseless and outrageous. Our hearts and prayers are with the father, now on life-support, and his loved ones who are also suffering."

The Police Department has increased patrols in the uptown and downtown business districts, according to Dellums, who said police will "pursue every lead until those responsible for this violence are apprehended."

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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