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.