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Watsonville Man Recovering From Head Injuries After Hammer Attack

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A 29-year-old man is recovering from multiple head injuries suffered Monday afternoon when he was attacked with a hammer in Watsonville, according to police.

The incident was reported at 2:32 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Maple Avenue.

The victim has been uncooperative and did not provide a suspect description, according to police. No witnesses were located.

Officers said the case is being investigated as possibly gang-related.

Further information about the victim’s identity was not available this afternoon. Detective Sgt. Eric Montalbo said the victim is expected to survive, but still is in intensive care.

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