A Tejano singer was attacked in Houston on Monday night and has suffered severe injuries to his face.
The singer, Oscar De La Rosa, of the popular group La Mafia, was attacked outside of a gay bar.
According to eye witnesses the singer and his driver were assaulted without warning and didn’t have a chance to defend themselves. The attack left Oscar De La Rosa with several lacerations to his face, two lost teeth, and damage to his eye.
On the bands Facebook page the following statement was released:
“Oscar De La Rosa was assaulted around 1:30 AM this morning leaving a local bar in Houston. He is still in trauma care at Memorial Herman Hospital (sic). He has suffered severe face lacerations and possible damage to his right eye. A police report has been filed and the identity of the assailant has been confirmed, assault charges will be filed as soon he is located.”
According to eye witnesses, the attack was unprovoked and the attacker fled immediately following the assault. Band member Armando Lichtenberger tells a different story, claiming that an altercation inside the club led to the man being kicked out.
Accrording to Lichtenberger:
“He sucker-punched the driver, knocked him half unconscious and then he went at Oscar and started pounding on his face. A sucker punch is the worst thing. He didn’t get to defend himself at all. It happened so fast.”
The extent of the singers injuries are not yet known, and the band has not yet postponed or cancelled any upcoming performances.
Police are still searching for the man who attacked the singer outside the Houston bar.