• Man, woman shot at southwest Charlotte hotel, police say

    By: Angela Hong

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are continuing to looking for a person who shot a man and a woman inside a hotel Thursday morning.

    According to investigators, the victims were shot inside the Comfort Inn near Interstate 77 and Tyvola Road.

    Police do not believe this was a random shooting and say the incident was domestic-violence related.

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    Guests told Eyewitness News the incident happened around 9:30 a.m.

    Qudaries Murphy was staying on the third floor, where the shooting happened. He said he didn't hear the gunshot, but he saw the blood in the hallway.

    "I was woken up by a lot of police officers outside," Murphy said. "Once I walked out of there, the police officer pretty much told us not to come out of the rooms."

    According to Medic, the man and woman were both taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

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     Some hotel guests had no idea what was going on when they saw crime scene investigators at the hotel.

    Terence Soloman and his brother-in-law were staying at the hotel because American Airlines put them there for the night after their connecting flight to Toronto was delayed.

    Soloman said he saw police sweeping the hotel.

    "The cops were knocking on my brother-in-law's door," Soloman said. "He opened it and they pulled guns on him. It was pretty frightening."

    There have been 62 homicides in Charlotte in 2015. The highest number since 2008. Ten of those have been domestic-violence related deaths.

    Police have not released the shooter's name or description. 

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