Sunday, January 15, 2006

NINE SHOT AT SPRINGFIELD MOTEL

Rule of thumb: It's probably not a good idea to stay at a motel using a knock-off name of a low-rent chain. You might get shot or something.

Springfield police say they "have no clear indication" of why gunfire erupted at 3:02 a.m. Sunday at the Motel 7, 3050 N. Kentwood Ave.

From an SPD news release:
When officers arrived, they found multiple victims both inside and outside Motel 7 who had been wounded by gunfire. Officers immediately started to provide care for the gunshot victims and to look for the suspect.

At this time, the SPD believes a total of 9 victims have been shot, all with non-life threatening injuries. All have been transported to local area hospitals where they are currently being treated.

The SPD is looking for a person of interest, described as a B/M light skin color, 6’2” 165 pounds, goatee, gold teeth, cornrow hair and was wearing blue jeans, black coat with a fur-lined hood.
Nine shot, all will live. This is pretty much a perfect story for the hard-news addict with a soul.

7 comments:

DocLarry said...

I thought Motel 7 was a bit of a knock-off name, until I noticed it was located between the Motel 6 and the Super 8 Motel. Good marketing? Or just a lazy naming?

Anonymous said...

Let's see here...Nine human beings suffer gunshot wounds, and to you this makes a "perfect story for the hard-news addict with a soul."

How could ANYONE with a soul consider such violence to be a "perfect" story?

Ironic that you would use such words so close to MLK Day, when we are called to contemplate the positive power of nonviolence...

Anonymous said...

Jeez, even Ron Davis misses the fascinating aspect of this story .... the fact that a perhaps central component of the event went UNREPORTED by any local media .... to wit: was this a gathering of white folks or black folks ... or was it perhaps a glorious mosaic of the races ...????? Who the hell was at this shindig?

Anonymous said...

As if the race of the victims really mattered, I think it's a safe bet that everyone who bled at the hotel, bled the color red...

DocLarry said...

Or perhaps some bled blue. Given the venue, that seems unlikely.

John Stone said...

Er ... Ronbo ... never believe anything a cop tells you. Lying is a part of the job. If this was black on black crime the SGF PD will be less than interested ...

Gay said...

I heard on the radio that everyone who entered the party was wanded at the door with a metal detector. If it's true, it might have been a hint to the motel owner that this was not your average party.