BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Neighbors say they are worried after Avery County sheriff's deputies found three MS-13 gang members hiding in an apartment.

Deputies along with U.S. marshals stormed an apartment complex in search of 21-year-old Milton Portillo-Rodriguez, wanted for murder in Maryland.

During a search of the home deputies found four other men hiding in closets and under mattresses. It was later found that two of them were wanted for other crimes.

Neighbors say it is frightening.

“[I] can't believe someone hiding from the cops right next door, especially killers,” said neighbor Ricardo Gonzalez.

The other MS-13 gang members were Miguel Lopez- Abrego and Edwin Ruiz. Lopez-Abrego was wanted for murder and Edwin Ruiz for a violent assault.