Police searching for three suspects in brutal home invasion - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police searching for three suspects in brutal home invasion

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Memphis Police are investigating a brutal home invasion where the suspects shot, beat or sexually assaulted all six victims inside the house Monday night.

The attacks happened inside a home in the 4300 block of Owen near Tutwiler Avenue and North Perkins Road around 9:00 p.m. Monday.

Relatives said the young couple that lives in the home had invited some neighbors over for dinner.  They had just sat down to eat when it happened.

Neighbors said three armed men wearing bandanas over their faces knocked on the door and said they believed drugs were in the house.  The couple thought the suspects were joking.

Six people, three men and three women, were in the house.  All of the victims were in their 20s.

"They pistol-whipped him in the back of the head three times," said Samantha Cleveland, a friend of one of the victims.  "And shot two of the guys in the hand.  They took the girls to the back bedroom.  They guy that got pistol-whipped got knocked unconscious, he didn't know what was going on.  They took all three girls to the bedroom.  They used condoms."

The three women said they were raped.

Neighbors said the men were in the house for about an hour.  They took electronics and money, then got into a getaway car.  The victims ran across the street to a neighbor's house and called police.

The victims in the house told police they did not know the intruders.  Neighbors said they have not noticed any unusual activity in the house.

Police are searching for three suspects, but did not have a good description because their faces were covered.  A neighbor saw a white, older model car that looked like a Chevy Cavalier leave the scene.

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