Fresno police are investigating a brutal attack on a Sikh man by two assailants as a hate crime.
It happened Saturday morning around 6:30 a.m.
Amrik Singh Bal was alone on Shields Avenue, waiting for a ride to work when the men stopped their car and started yelling obscenities at him, according to Fresno police Sgt. Greg Noll. When Bal tried to cross the street to get away, the suspects backed up the car, hitting him. Then, they got out and began beating him on his face and body.