Two Oxnard residents were arrested in connection with a beating early Saturday that Ventura police are calling a hate crime.
Lowana Magdaleno, 21, Carlos Mendoza, 22, and two unidentified men allegedly confronted multiple victims about 2 a.m. in the 200 block of East Main Street, according to the Ventura Police Department.
One of the four yelled a racial slur at one of the victims while someone else hit him with a beer bottle, police said.
The assailants continued to beat the victims until someone at a local business intervened by calling 911.
Police said they arrested Magdaleno on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and violation of civil rights by fear or force.
Mendoza was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and was held at the Ventura County Jail Saturday.
The two unidentified men ran away before officers arrived. The victims were treated at the scene for cuts and bruises, police said.