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DALLAS – Police are investigating the reported rape of an SMU student in East Dallas.

Early Saturday morning, the 20-year-old student was walking with three other people in the 1800 block of N. Garrett Avenue. They were leaving a party when a car with three men pulled alongside them, according to police.

Police said the men kidnapped the woman at gunpoint. They took her to an empty parking lot where all three raped her. They later dropped her off in the 1300 block of S. Haskell in Fair Park.

According to a police report, the men covered the woman’s eyes with duct tape. But, she was able to flag down a driver and get help.

Police said her friends also reported the crime after it happened.

Other women in the area say they are now worried about their safety.

Sofia Morales said it’s very scary to think about because anyone can be a victim.

“We all walk through here and you never know if it might happen to you,” said resident Karen Hernandez.

University officials said in a statement, “the SMU Police Department is cooperating with the Dallas Police Department. We will continue to remind students of the need for crime awareness and to take appropriate safety precautions.”

Police questioned three men who were suspected of robbing an East Dallas store just before the kidnapping. Two of those men were arrested on unrelated charges and one man was released.

However, police have not released any names because they are still investigating whether the cases are related.