• Gunshots sprayed at extended stay hotel; GBI blocks off half-mile crime scene

    By: Kristen Holloway

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    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities in Clayton County say dozens of shots were fired at an extended stay hotel overnight Monday.

    The shooting happened at the HomeStay Suites at 6235 Highway 85 in Riverdale. According to Riverdale police, they found one man shot in the parking lot and another victim in the woods.

    One was taken to the hospital in critical condition and the second is stable. Police tell Channel 2's Kristen Holloway that neither victim is being cooperative with the investigation. 

    When she arrived at the scene, Holloway saw almost a half mile roped off by police from the HomeStay Suites to the public storage facility next door. 

    The GBI assisted in the investigation and found two guns at the storage facility. 

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    During her live report on Channel 2 Action News This Morning, Holloway noted evidence markers, shell casings and glass scattered across the hotel's parking lot.  

    Holloway could also see a car that was hit by the bullets with its windshield now shattered. 

    Holloway spoke with several people staying in the motel and one person told her they heard someone was robbed.

    Another guest says after the shooting, she’s considering a new place to stay.

    "Something always happens out here. This is frequent. It’s crazy you got kids and stuff out here. I mean, nowhere in this area is safe anymore," she told Holloway. 

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