CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Clayton County police are searching for a half-dozen men who jumped a couple outside of an apartment Thursday night.
Officers say the couple was walking past an apartment at The Overlook on Tara Boulevard late Thursday when five or six men came out and grabbed them.
Sources tell Channel 2's Dave Huddleston that the men dragged the couple inside, beat up the man and then raped the woman, according to investigators.
They then held them captive for hours.
At some point Friday morning, the couple was able to escape.
Huddleston was there Friday afternoon as investigators took pictures and placed evidence markers around the complex. Yellow crime scene tape surrounded the building and two vehicles.
Neighbors said the violence is becoming too common
“There was a shooting in that first building right there. Police activity, shots fired in the back,” Larry Shannon said.
One neighbor wondered if teenagers are behind it. He said they run wild throughout the complex.
“We got a lot of that going on. Kids out all night long with no supervision. That’s the problem,” he said.
The apartment is gated, but people who live there told Huddleston that the security gate hasn’t worked in over a year.
Many of them say they’re ready to more.
“There’s more U-Haul vans coming out than going in,” Shannon said.
We are still working to learn from police whether the attack was random or targeted.
Stay with WSBTV.com and Channel 2 Action News for updates.
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