New York City police announced Friday that 7 males have been arrested and 2 more are sought in connection with a series of anti-gay hate crimes, reported.

“Three victims were held against their will by as many as nine assailants who beat them” in an apartment, and “the fourth individual was beaten and robbed elsewhere in connection to these attacks,” New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said during a news conference.

Police say all four attacks occurred on Sunday by members of a street gang calling themselves the Latin King Goonies after they learned that an aspiring member is gay.

In the morning, the 17-year-old boy was grabbed off the street by nine gang members and forced into a vacant apartment, where he was beaten and sodomized with the handle of a plunger.

Two more male victims, 17 and 30, faced a similar fate later in the day.

“One of the suspects said later the man was beaten for hours and then dumped outside of his home,” Kelly said. “These suspects had employed terrible wolf pack odds of 9-1. Odds that reveled them as predators whose crimes were as cowardly as they were despicable.”

The brother of one of the victims was also assaulted, robbed and beaten in his own apartment.

Two men – Ildefonzo Mendez, 23, and David Rivera, 21 – along with three 17-year-old boys and two 16-year-old boys have been arrested. Two men – Elmer Confessor, 23, and Rudy Vargas-Perez, 22 – remain at large.