Police are investigating an assault on a woman in Kensington this morning, which comes on the heels of two months of assaults on women in the area, and they are also looking into a shooting and robbery this morning in Oxford Circle that left a man in critical condition.
Around 2:11 a.m., a 36-year-old woman was hit in the back of the head with a brick and threatened with a pair of scissors while on Sergeant Street near Kensington Avenue, police said. The suspect, whose description was not immediately available, attempted to rape her but she managed to escape, according to police.
Authorities have not yet said if the assault is connected to a series of attacks on women in Kensington and the immediate area, including the death of Allison Edwards, 22, on Friday, the latest of three women to be slain by strangulation since Nov. 3.
Four other women claimed to have been choked, most to the point of unconsciousness, since early October. In fact, one of those victims said she was choked and sexually assaulted on Oct. 31 at the exact same location as this morning's victim.