DALLAS - A brutal attack outside of a Dallas bar resulted in a man being beaten unconscious and a woman run over by an SUV. Police need help finding the six attackers and need the public’s help locating them.
Dallas police received the call around 2:15 a.m. Monday to the corner of South Llewellyn and West Jefferson in Oak Cliff.
A 24-year-old man would later tell police he and his 31-year-old female companion had just left a nearby bar. They were walking to their car when they were jumped by six men. Initially, they only attacked the woman. However, when the man tried to help her, he was knocked unconscious.
“When the male individual regained consciousness, he then saw the suspects in a dark colored SUV, perhaps a Chevy Tahoe or suburban, run over our female victim,” said Sgt. Warren Mitchell with the Dallas Police Department.
Police say the woman was taken to Methodist Hospital in critical condition. The man was also hospitalized with facial injuries.
There is a police surveillance camera at the intersection, and police say they are checking security video. Without indication that anything was stolen or any words that were exchanged before the attack, police have nothing that would indicate a motive.
Sgt. Mitchell says until police have a chance to talk to the woman, they don't know what could have triggered the brutal attack.
“Why someone would commit such an act?” said Mitchell. “You know, six individuals jump on one woman. That's kind of unusual."
There is a bar steps away from where the attack occurred that neighbors say has a "tough" reputation, but police have not confirmed which bar the couple came out of before they were attacked.