Police are investigating the assault of a man Sunday in a Temecula park.
A 20-year-old man was left with potentially life-threatening injuries when he was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat at around 11:05 p.m. Sunday at Kent Hintergardt Memorial Park, 45125 Via Del Coronado in Temecula, police said Tuesday in a news release.
"The victim sustained numerous injuries but was able to drive his vehicle home. He was then transported to the hospital by family members," said Sgt. Decker of the Temecula Police Department.
Decker said the man was admitted Monday to the emergency room at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta with major injuries.
Temecula officers responded and conducted an initial investigation, according to the sergeant.
"The investigation revealed the victim had arranged to meet a female at a park in the city of Temecula. While he waited he was assaulted by a male suspect using a baseball bat," Decker said.
Police believe the man was not randomly targeted, nor was he the victim of a robbery attempt.
The Temecula Police Department is actively following up on information it has received from the victim, Decker said.
Anyone with additional information was asked to contact Investigator Gorlicki at 951-696-3000.