Man hit with hammer by unknown man in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A man says he was struck with a hammer by a stranger Tuesday night.

A 34-year-old Newport News man told police the assault happened just after 8 p.m. He says a female neighbor asked him to standby when she asked a male friend to leave her home in the 200 block of Circle Drive.

While leaving, the man she knew struck the other man with a hammer.

A medic responded to the victim who refused treatment for his wound.

The investigation is ongoing.