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Man Dies Of Injuries Suffered During Violent East Village Beating

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) -- An attack that took place on an East Village street has turned deadly.

The 68-year-old man who was punched and kicked in the head on Friday, has died, CBS 2's Hazel Sanchez reported.

Ruan Wen Hui died of injuries that he suffered after being attacked by a suspect described as a black male, on East 6th Street.

Hui had been taken to Bellevue Hospital following the attack.

Surveillance cameras captured the Friday evening attack.

The assailant approached Hui and yelled at him before pushing him against a wall and beating him up.

Neighbors were shocked to hear about the attack.

"The guy didn't even take money or anything. It was just stupid violence," one man said.

Hui was a proud married father of three grown daughters. His youngest daughter asked not to be identified, but said that her family is in shock over Hui's violent death.

"I couldn't believe that this happened to my father because my father is a very good man. He always helps people and he always smiles. Everybody thinks that he's the best person in this world," she said.

The retired garment factory worker had just dropped his grandchildren off at home when he was attacked.

"I just couldn't accept it. I couldn't believe it because I don't know what the person's thinking. Why he just randomly hit somebody?" she said.

The attack happened right in front of Keeli Shaw's apartment building. She watched as emergency responders came to Hui's aid.

"He was still with it, still with it and then he just kinda closed his eyes and that's what I'd like to forget. I just feel so bad for his family," Shaw said.

Hui's family is devastated and is pleading with the suspect to turn himself in.

"If you have a good heart you should show up and you should pay for this," she said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577TIPS[8477]. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637[CRIMES] and entering TIP577.

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