The woman was walking with her father in Osborn Playground in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn at 9:10 p.m. when five men came up to them, the NYPD said.
18-year old woman gang raped by 5 men while her father was threatened with a Gun
An 18-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped while walking in a playground with her dad.
One man had a gun, pointed it at the dad, and told him to leave, the NYPD said. When he did, each of the five men raped the woman, the NYPD said.
In a statement on Sunday, police added that the father approached a patrol car on the street to report the attack.
Officers went to the scene immediately, but the men had fled, said the statement from Stephen Davis, deputy commissioner for public information.
Two teenagers are currently being questioned about the crime. The 14-year-old and 15-year-old had been forced to turn themselves in by their families, a third person was also taken into custody, the New York Times reported, while two other potential suspects remained on the loose.
The woman was treated at a local hospital and released. The NYPD released surveillance footage of the five men entering a bodega before the incident.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was “disgusted and deeply saddened by the horrific attack.”
“We will take every step possible to find and swiftly prosecute the assailants of this vicious crime. Every New Yorker in every neighborhood deserves to feel safe and protected, and we will not stop until the perpetrators of this disturbing attack are held accountable for their actions. This administration has zero tolerance for sexual attacks, and we will work to ensure a crime of this nature never happens again,” he added in a statement.
Other neighborhood residents were upset it took two days before police turned to the public for help identifying the suspects, CBS reported.
Watch the footage of the men before the crime below.
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