A shooting inside a North Dallas hotel room that left one person injured was the result of a domestic violence incident, police say.
Authorities were called to Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dallas Park Central on Alpha Road just after 2 p.m. when a suspect shot a man inside a room at the hotel.
The suspect surrendered when Dallas SWAT officers arrived at the scene and he was taken into custody without incident, according to Dallas PD Deputy Chief Rick Watson.
“SWAT handled the incident as a hostage rescue," Watson said.
The victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. A woman who witnessed the shooting inside the room escaped.
The relationship between the suspect and the other individuals involved was not immediately clear.
WFAA's Tanya Eiserer was on scene and said part of the hotel had been evacuated and fire department officials were blocking off an area around the hotel. A witness told her she saw a hysterical woman who was in the room where shots were fired on the fifth floor.
Initial information is that a man was acting oddly outside of a hotel room. shots were heard inside the room.— Tanya Eiserer (@tanyaeiserer) July 3, 2017
Police officers were seen putting a handcuffed man inside a squad car after the incident appeared to be over.
DPD just put a handcuffed man in the squad car. pic.twitter.com/aN6ILBUDaM— Tanya Eiserer (@tanyaeiserer) July 3, 2017
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