Woman Sexually Assaulted By 2 Males In Popular Hollywood Parking Structure

HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — A woman was sexually assaulted in the parking structure of a major entertainment complex in Hollywood early Sunday, police said.

The attack occurred around 3 a.m. in the 6300 block of Sunset Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. The woman was hospitalized after the assault. She has since been released.

“We just know there was a bunch of males involved and there was females involved,” said Detective Chris Merlo. “This whole parking structure was filled with a lot of people at the time.”

The assault took place on the second level of the parking structure that serves Pacific’s Cinerama Dome, Arclight Hollywood, 24 Hour Fitness and area restaurants.

Police said the woman, in her 20s, got separated from her friends. Five men, they say befriended her, and two of those men assaulted her sexually.

No arrests were immediately reported but police reportedly found a vehicle believed to have been used in the assault into police custody.

Officials said they were also reviewing surveillance video from the parking structure and surrounding businesses.

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