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Man beaten with bat in possible anti-gay hate crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Police are looking for two men suspected of beating a man in a possible "bias-related" attack Sunday night.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was walking home in the area of 20th and D St. at 10:13 p.m. when he was approached by a man from behind. The approaching man made various derogatory statements using gay slurs. A second man then struck the victim on the lower portion of his body while also using derogatory slurs, according to Sacramento police reports.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene and transported the victim to hospital with minor injuries.

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