Plainfield police search for suspect following shooting at hotel

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PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Plainfield police continue searching for an armed suspect following a shooting Wednesday morning.

Around 10 a.m., officers were called to room 108 of the Budget Inn, located at 6023 Gateway Drive on a report of a person shot.

The victim was shot in the chest in one of the hotel rooms.

Police say what led up to the violence remains unclear.

“We’re unclear all the circumstances at this point,” said Plainfield police Capt. Jill Lees.

Police say after being shot in the chest the victim, a man in his 30’s, and a second person drove away from the scene.

On Hadley road the pair spotted a police officer who was headed to the scene of the crime and called out for help.

“While officers were in route to the scene, the victim was in a vehicle and flagged down officers just west of our location,” said Lees.

By the time officers arrived to the hotel, the suspect had already fled the scene.

Police did not have a good description of the shooter to release.

Police also could not say if the suspect knew the victim or not.

For several hours detectives waited on warrants to be able to search the room and figure out why the shooting took place.

“The case is still under investigation at this time.  We don’t have lot of details about what types of circumstances were involved in this case.  The shooting was however contained to room 108,” said Lees.

The victim was taken to a local hospital.

Police did not have information on his condition.  They also have not released his name.

Anyone with information on the case or the suspect is asked to contact Plainfield police.

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