Police searching for suspect after double shooting at Henrico hotel

Posted at 5:09 AM, Jan 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-01 18:50:18-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Two people are being treated for gunshot wounds at area hospitals after shots were fired at 1:30 a.m. at the Richmond Grand Magnuson Hotel in Henrico County.

According to a Henrico County Watch Commander, the call came in around 1:30 a.m. at the hotel's 6531 West Broad St. location.

Two people suffered gunshot wounds and both were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said they have not found the person responsible and have not released a suspect description.

A shattered door was the most direct sign of a shooting inside the hotel. Customers were told to stay in their rooms while officers sweep the building looking for the shooter.

The hotel said they had several parties scheduled New Year’s night.

Even though police have not confirmed a party spurred the shooting, one hotel regular had little doubt the two are linked.

Investigators said they will continue to follow up on leads.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to CBS 6 and for more details.



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