Independence woman reports gang rape

Independence police said Thursday that a group of men broke into a woman’s apartment earlier this week and raped her.

Police said the incident occurred between 1 and 3 a.m. Tuesday in the 17000 block of U.S. 24.

The victim told police that a group of four or five men forced their way into her apartment and assaulted her. Her face was covered with some type of clothing, so she did not get a good look at her assailants.

Police are asking anyone with information about the crime to call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477 or Independence police at 816-325-7777. Tips can also be emailed to

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc