A wounded Vietnam veteran who lost his eye while serving his country was viciously attacked  by a group of teens on a Philadelphia street earlier Tuesday evening, leaving the man with severe injuries. Wounded Vietnam Vet Brutally Beaten By Teen Thugs in Philly

“These animals are specializing on our elderly people out here and a gentleman who served our country,” Lt. George McClay said.

According to KWY-TV, Police say 64-year-old Edward Schaefer was walking to meet his wife at the bus stop when six males approached him from behind, when one of the suspects began the violent attack.

Others then joined in on the brutal group beating. The teen thugs fled the scene before authorities could arrive.

Schaefer was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center. He has a fractured skull and severe injuries to his face and hand.

Here is a video released by the Philadelphia police that shows the assault, and several suspects:

“I’m disgusted by this whole thing,”  Lt. McClay said. “I’m surprised he survived. One more shot the wrong way” and the assault could have become a murder.

The suspects are described as six black and Hispanic males, between the ages of 16 and 18.

Given the severity of the vicious beating on a disabled veteran, McClay said once apprehended, the suspects could be charged with attempted murder.

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