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Two Charged In Hammer Beating

Modesto police have charged two men and are seeking more suspects in the hammer beating of a Modesto man. 29-year-old Felix Ferdin and 22-year-old Ernesto Ortiz were already in custody on other charges.

Officers say they were part of a group of men who attacked Christopher Cruz June 11th on a Modesto street corner. Cruz had been following another man he suspected of casing his neighborhood for a burglary. The assailants drove up in a red sedan and attacked Cruz.

Cruz has been released from Intensive Care and is recovering from severe head wounds. Police would like to hear from anyone who can help find the remaining suspects.