A 76-year-old man has fallen victim to a brutal attack on 37th Drive near 104th Street in North Corona this morning at approximately 9:45 a.m.
According to a report, the yet-to-be-identified assailant approached the elderly individual and viciously struck him in the head with a rock.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were promptly summoned to the scene, where they administered initial care to the injured man.
“The victim was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst for further evaluation and treatment,” the report unveiled.
It was reported that his condition is stable, offering a glimmer of hope amid the distressing circumstances.
Local authorities have launched an investigation into the attack and are actively seeking any information that may lead to the apprehension of the assailant.
To aid in their efforts, they have urged anyone with pertinent details to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
The public’s cooperation is pivotal in ensuring swift justice in this alarming incident.
As the community grapples with this disturbing act of violence, residents are reminded of the importance of vigilance and unity in fostering a safe environment for all.
Authorities continue their commitment to maintaining the peace and security of North Corona, vowing to bring the assailant to justice.