One person injured in Michigan hotel shooting; suspect in custody


One person was injured when a suspect opened fire at a Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Michigan, police said Thursday. The suspect was taken into custody later that night after barricading himself in a hotel room for several hours, according to police.

Police said they first responded to a report of shots fired at the hotel at 1:09 p.m. local time. They then “detained” the suspect in a hotel room, but continued to warn residents to stay away from the area. After an hour-long break, police announced at approximately 9 p.m. that the person was taken into custody without incident.

Police Chief Issa Shahin said Thursday that the suspect was armed with a long gun. Shahin said the shooting appeared to be the result of a dispute with hotel staff focused on money. He added that it is not yet clear whether the victim is a hotel employee.

Police said the injured victim was hospitalized, but did not specify their condition.

A photo from the scene shows police outside the hotel.

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The incident prompted a local elementary school to do so go into lockdownand the University of Michigan Dearborn campus warned students avoid the area where the shooting took place.

Dearborn is located less than 10 miles west of Detroit.


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