One shot, others detained after shooting at Embassy Suites

One shot, others detained after shooting at Embassy Suites
The Memphis Police Department responded to a shooting call around 2 a.m. at the Embassy Suites on yesterday. (Source: WALB)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis police say shots were fired Sunday morning at Embassy Suites.

Officers responded to a call around 2 a.m. where an unknown suspect was hiding under a truck while shots were still being fired.

Two officers arrived to see a black male run and get inside a gray 2007 Toyota Camry. As officers approached, they ordered the two out of the car.

Police say another black male wearing a pink shirt and blue shorts exited the hotel with his right hand on his waist. Officers noticed a bulge on his right hip. They detained him and removed his handgun.

Officers then approached the hotel entrance and saw another black male on the floor with a gunshot wound to his right ankle. He told police the suspects who shot him were in room 428. The victim was transported to Regional One in critical condition and later upgraded to non-critical condition.

Police say they found three 9mm shell casings scattered around the room and noticed the bedroom window was broken. Three female juveniles were detained.

Five spent casings and one live round 9mm casing was found in the back parking lot and tagged for property evidence at 201 Poplar.

Police say they couldn’t connect any of the people to the shooting.

When none of the individuals detained could be connected to the shooting, police issued the person with a gun a misdemeanor citation for unlawful possession of a weapon. Two juveniles were issued a summons for violating curfew. Another person was detained leaving through the back door but later released.

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