SACRAMENTO (KRON) – Sacramento police are searching for a man accused of severely beating a woman and two children using a hammer.
The beating occurred around 6:25 a.m. Friday at a home in the area after the suspect and the female victim got into an argument.
According to police, the suspect, 23-year-old Deandre Chaney, Jr. and the woman had a previous relationship.
Responding officers learned that the 7-year-old girl, 8-year-old boy, and the woman had been beaten with a hammer by Chaney.
The victims sustained major injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital. Police said all three victims are listed in serious to critical condition.
After the attack, Chaney fled the scene in the victim’s car but it was later recovered by police.
Officers said he has a history of violence and is considered armed and dangerous.
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