Man, woman shot at Union City hotel; 2 suspects escape after standoff

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A brief SWAT standoff at a Union City hotel concluded after police said two men ran inside after shooting two people at another hotel nearby Wednesday afternoon.

But the search for the two suspects continues.

The shooting happened at the Country Hearth Inn and Suites at 6710 Shannon Parkway around 4 p.m., Union City police spokesman Officer Jerome Turner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A woman was shot in the leg and a man was shot in the stomach, Turner confirmed. Both were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and were stable.

The suspects then ran inside a La Quinta Inn and Suites, just down the street on Londonberry Way, police said. After a search of the premises, police said the alleged shooters got away before officers arrived, but they have identified both men and are obtaining warrants for their arrests.

“We will release their identities at that time,” Turner said.

The ordeal at the hotel came to an end about 6:45 p.m.

Police did not release further details about the shooting or say if the suspects and victims knew each other.

“There is no community threat at this time,” Turner said.

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