Los Angeles police are searching for three men in connection with the beating of a gay man in Hollywood, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The unidentified man reported to police that he was attacked near the intersection of Cahuenga Boulevard and Yucca Street early Sunday morning.

Sargent Sal Ogaz of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division said the man was approached by three assailants around 1:30AM.

The three men asked the man whether he was gay. He answered yes and the men attacked. They fled the scene when a witness intervened, Ogaz said.

The man was being treated at a nearby hospital. Ogaz said he did not believe he was seriously injured.

“It's really sad. These attacks happen way too often in our society,” Jake Finney of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center told ABC affiliate KABC. “There's no signs of hate violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people going away.” (A video report is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)