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Gunman attacks Brooklyn Center woman

Brooklyn Center police are asking for help to identify a gunman who attacked and robbed a 19-year-old woman Thursday, reported the Pioneer Press.
According to the Brooklyn Park Police Department, the woman, a college student, was walking home from school near 61st Avenue North and Brooklyn Boulevard when she saw a red compact car following her.
Police said a man attacked the woman, hitting her in the head with the barrel of a large revolver several times and fired a shot during the attack. The suspect then stole the woman's backpack and fled.
Brooklyn Center Police Cmdr. Stu Robinson said that the woman wasn't injured badly injured, but she and her family "are a little freaked out" because of the attack.
Police gathered images of the man and the vehicle from a nearby gas station surveillance camera, but are asking for help from the public in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about the man or the incident are being asked to call the Brooklyn Center police.