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Man shot in arm outside of hotel in Mentor

Police are investigating an incident in which a man was shot in the arm outside of a hotel in Mentor on Wednesday.

MENTOR, Ohio — A man was shot in the arm outside of a hotel in Mentor Wednesday morning.

According to Mentor Police, Mentor safety forces responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of a hotel on Emerald Court shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

Per police, a 30-year-old male from out of state was staying at the hotel along with an unknown male companion. The man said that he was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot when he was targeted by two males in a white sedan who opened fire on him, striking the vehicle several times and wounding the victim in his left arm. The victim proceeded to drive through several other parking lots before entering a local business and declaring that he had been wounded.

Mentor Police and Fire arrived on scene, secured the area and treated the victim. Both the suspects and the companion fled the scene prior to the police's arrival. 

Police shared a photo of the suspect vehicle from a nearby business.

Credit: Mentor Police Department

The victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Mentor Police will continue to interview the victim, whose identity is currently being withheld as the investigation remains ongoing.

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