Police are investigating an attack at a New Haven gas station on Friday that sent a man to the hospital with a serious eye injury.
Police responded to Sherman Avenue, in New Haven, around 7:20 p.m. to investigate the report of an assault at the Mobil Service Station, at 284 Whalley Avenue, and met with a 34-year-old man who said he’d been fueling up his vehicle when a man hit him from behind and the two started fighting, police said.
He went on to say he had seen the attacker before and the person escaped on a scooter, but two other people continued to assault him while he was on the ground, kicking him in the face. They left in two separate SUVs.
The victim’s eye was seriously injured and police were not able to obtain any additional information about the attack because he was taken to the hospital to be treated.
Police will follow up when the victim’s condition improves.