A home invasion that police said included torture and rape shattered the quiet of a Grandview neighborhood early Sunday and left four people injured.
Attackers raped a woman, scalded three men with hot grease and injured one of the men with a power tool. The invasion in the 11800 block of Delmar Avenue lasted more than three hours, authorities said.
At least three armed suspects broke into the single-family residence about 2 a.m. At 5:30 a.m., one occupant of the house ran to a neighbor’s home and called 911.
The rape victim, 21, was taken to a hospital. Also transported for treatment were three men ranging in age from 25 to 57. One of the men suffered ankle injuries when he was assaulted with a power tool, according to police.
None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening.
Police said the attackers fled the neighborhood after stealing a vehicle that later was recovered unoccupied in Kansas City. Grandview police detectives remained at the house collecting evidence well into the afternoon.
The Southview Manor subdivision, where the home invasion occurred, is a well-manicured neighborhood of split-level houses on winding streets. Police said they had made calls to the residence in the past.
“There’s not much activity on this whole street. That’s why it’s surprising,” said neighbor Jerel Davidson, who had been sleeping in the home across the road and said he heard nothing unusual.
Davidson said the male victims in the house were members of a family that lived there about six years.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.