GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA ) – Police said three people were assaulted early Sunday morning in a Greenville parking garage.
The Greenville Police Department said the incident happened in the parking garage located on Richardson Street.
According to the incident report, witnesses told police that two women attacked one of the victims on the second floor before following her to the fourth floor of the garage.
Witnesses told police that three men, who were in the same group as the women, attacked another person.
Once police arrived on the scene, they located the third victim who stated she had been punched in the face, according to the incident report.
The recent attacks are leaving people who use the garage a lot, on edge.
“It’s actually kind of concerning, because this is a very commonly used parking garage where, ya know, people are, taking advantage of that free parking,” said Jamal Session.
“It’s very scary and as someone who uses it often, this is the first time I’m hearing of something like this happening. So, I think I’ll definitely be on my guard,” said Bailey Verrault.
Verrault said she uses the Richardson Street Garage constantly.
“Multiple times a week. Nights, weekends, mornings,” she said.
She said she will continue to use it, but be on alert.
“Yes, I will still continue, but I think, just having that in the back of my mind from now on,” said Verrault.
Savanna Neeley said she uses the garage a few times a month, but she makes it a point to try to never go alone.
“I make sure that if I am going, if I am alone, that I’m right by the entrance, but if not, I always make sure to have someone. I don’t like to go there alone,” said Neeley.
She said anytime she’s in a parking garage, she’s always looking around at her surroundings.
“Oh, you’re thinking about everything. You’re like checking your back, watching your purse. You’re just making sure you can get to your car and locking it as soon as you’re in there,” she said.
Even with the attacks, people 7NEWS spoke with said it’s still a convenient place to park.
“I mean, it’s free on the weekends and stuff and I always feel like I can get a spot here. And it’s really close and central to everything, but I would definitely like to be with someone,” said Neeley.
“I think we’ll still continue to use it, but just with a little bit more awareness of our surroundings and just trying to be vigilant about the times we’re staying out,” said Session.
Police did not release information about the suspects. They said they are still collecting both victim and witness statements.
7NEWS will update this story when more information becomes available.