A man was injured in a shooting at a West Sacramento motel early Monday morning.
The 25-year-old man from Vallejo was reported in fair condition at the hospital where he was taken after the 1:45 a.m. shooting at the Motel 6 near Harbor Boulevard and Highway 50, according to police.
Sgt. Roger Kinney of the West Sacramento Police Department said that officers and paramedics were called to the motel by private security who stated that the injured man was in the parking lot and needed help.
Officers said the man and a female companion were staying at the motel. The woman left prior to the arrival of police.
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“We do not know if the roommate is a suspect or a witness,” said Kinney. “She is certainly someone we would like to talk to.”
The weapon used in the shooting has not been recovered. It is believed the man was shot in or near his room and walked across the parking lot to where he was met by motel security officers.
Facing criticism that its properties had become crime magnets, Motel 6 agreed about a month ago to use armed security guards, conduct guest background checks and ban nighttime visitors at six properties in Sacramento County.