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15-Year-Old Baseball Player Savagely Beaten By Los Angeles Gang While Walking Home From Game

Evan Jimenez, a 15-year-old baseball player at San Pedro High School, was attacked by gang members as he walked home after a game in Los Angeles.

Jimenez was left with serious injuries and was beaten beyond recognition when two men attacked him a few hours after his team won a baseball game by a score of 20-0 against nearby Gardena High School.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Tony Del Pinto said Jimenez was on his way to a friend’s house after the game on the night of Thursday, March 30, when he was attacked with an empty Jack Daniel’s bottle around 10:00 P.M.

Jimenez was walking a female friend home near the area of 2nd and Bandini streets when two men suddenly approached Evan.

“They approached him and asked him where he was from. He said that he wasn’t from anywhere. A Hispanic guy pushed him and my nephew fell and got back up. Then the Hispanic guy grabbed a bottle from the floor and hit him in the face with it,” aunt Debra Alvarado told ABC.

The suspects fled the scene after beating Jimenez. He was left unconscious in the street after the attack, found by a passer-by, and taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, California. He was later transferred to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he is being treated in the ICU.

No suspects have been arrested in the case and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the attack or who has information on the suspects to contact police.


A GoFundMe page that was set up to help pay for Jimenez’s medical expenses has raised over $56,000 in one day. Its target goal is $100,000.

Via GoFundMe:

March 30, 2017 seemed like just another regular good day… After a great win of 20-0 against Gardena, one of our own San Pedro High School JV Baseball Players, Evan Jimenez, was jumped and beaten by 2 men when he was walking home from a friends house later that night.  Evan was hit over the head/face with a Jack Daniels bottle, stepped on, and brutally beaten beyond recognition and left unconscious to die in an alley.

Little did these horrible men realize how strong our Evan is… He is at Harbor UCLA Medical center in ICU fighting for his life!!
A mothers worst nightmare has come true for his mom Charlene and many family members.

Friday, all 3 of his entire baseball family were there along with many other friends. Praying and asking why… One week prior all of these same boys including Evan were saying goodbye to Jesse, a South High baseball player killed tragically in a car accident. This funeral had a heavy impact on Evan as well as all of these boys. They have been through the unimaginable within just a week time.

Charlene is the only provider in the household, and will not be able to return to work for a very long time. I cannot imagine the financial worry she must have and it is the last thing she needs to think about right now. I decided to do this Go Fund Me for her to give her one thing less to worry about so she can focus on Evan.  If you can donate anything to help it will be greatly appreciated.


What Happened?

Evan Jimenez, a 15-year-old baseball player, was attacked by gang members as he walked home after a game in Los Angeles.


Who is Evan Jimenez?

Evan Jimenez is a 15-year-old baseball player for San Pedro High School who was left with serious injuries and was beaten beyond recognition after two L.A. gang members attacked him.

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