Police say a woman leaving a party early Saturday morning was raped at gunpoint in her car in University City.

The victim told police she had left the party on the 3000 block of Walnut Street and walked to her car, parked at the 3100 block. The woman, 38, said she was looking for her purse inside the car when a man entered with a handgun and raped her.

Police said the man left the car after and walked in an unknown direction and the victim called 911. University of Pennsylvania police received the call at about 4:10 a.m.

The victim described the suspect as a large African American man, about 25 years old, with a goatee. She said he was wearing a black hoodie with black pants.

Anyone with information about the incident can call 215.686.TIPS (8477).