A horrible crime in Syracuse this morning where two young thugs are accused of stoning a woman in a homeless community downtown.

City Police say the young kids, ages 12 and 14, were out roaming the streets after midnight. They spotted a homeless community off South Clinton Street and police say they decided to terrorize folks there.

They tore open one tent and then decided to stone one homeless woman by throwing rocks at her face. The young thugs then quickly fled the scene, but fortunately the cops were on thier tail and they were nabbed, and the victim was able to give police a positive ID.

The victim suffered lacerations and contusions in the attack. Syracuse Police say these two kids have been involved in other incidents in the area before. They have now been released into the custody of thier parents and will face action in Family Court.