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Woman severely burned in chemical attack near Los Angeles

July 21, 2018

EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities say a woman suffered life-threatening injuries when someone splashed her with an unknown type of caustic chemical.

Police in El Monte say officers responding around 1 a.m. Saturday found the victim on a driveway with severe burns to her face and body.

She’s hospitalized in critical condition.

Officials say a suspect fled in an unknown type of vehicle.

City News Service reports investigators haven’t identified a possible motive.

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