Fil-Am teen in coma after assault near Bay Area mall

ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Mar 17 2015 11:49 AM | Updated as of Mar 17 2015 09:33 PM

REDWOOD CITY, California - A 17-year-old Filipino American remains in critical condition at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center after he was assaulted by two men in a parking lot near Westfield Valley Fair Mall last Wednesday.

A hospital spokesperson said Christian Rasner’s vital signs are still unstable. He is in a drug-induced coma.

Authorities said the junior honor student was hanging out at the mall with a friend when two men approached him and asked him if he was affiliated with gangs.

Rasner's father, Greg, said his son told the men he had no gang ties, but they still beat him up and left him with serious head injuries.

His mother Maria is from Cebu City.

A account has been set up for Rasner. So far, more than $4,000 has been raised.

Anyone with information about the case can contact San Jose police at 408-277-4161.

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