SPRING LAKE PARK, Minn. (WCCO) – One person was shot and three suspects are at large after a shooting at a Spring Lake Park hotel on Friday, authorities said.
The incident happened at about 2:30 p.m. Friday on the 1600 block of County Road 10 in Spring Lake Park at the Highway House Hotel. The area is near the intersection of County Road 10 and Pleasant View Drive.
Police said three black men walked into a room at a hotel and opened fire. One man who was inside the room was shot. He was transported to a local hospital. The three men involved in the shooting fled on foot.
There is a daycare nextdoor to the hotel, and police immediately put the daycare on lockdown while a search for the suspects began. Authorities said none of the children at the daycare was injured in the incident.
Police don’t have a good description of the suspects at this time and they don’t know what led up to the shooting. Police said the men involved in the incident used a semi-automatic weapon to shoot the victim.
“The suspects in this case fled on foot,” said Spring Lake Park Police Chief Doug Ebeltoft. “We don’t know their identities and the case is under investigation. We’re trying to identify the suspects and apprehend them.”
The victim’s condition is not known at this time and police aren’t releasing information about the victim because the suspects are still at large. Police are searching everything around the area, from apartments to a mobile home park. Police also don’t know if the victim was a registered guest at the hotel or was with somebody who was registered at the hotel.
Anyone with information about the incidents or the suspects is asked to call police.