No Injuries After Numerous Shots Fired at Hotel in Pleasant Hill
PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) -- Police in Pleasant Hill are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning that didn't injure anyone but caused a large commotion at a hotel.
The shooting was reported at 1 a.m. at the Residence Inn located at 700 Ellinwood Way, Sgt. Jaynayla Pierson said. Numerous calls reported the shots fired, and officers who arrived on scene discovered almost 50 shell casings from handgun ammunition. At least one round was fired into an occupied room and several cars were struck.
According to Pierson, a party was taking place inside at least one room of the hotel around the time the shots were fired, and when officers arrived, the partygoers appeared to be leaving the area.
Investigators said it seems an argument at the party triggered a gun battle between two groups who sprayed the hotel parking lot with bullets.
"It is a miracle that no one was injured. Multiple vehicles were damaged as a result of this. There's really no good explanation for this," said Cpl. Chris Anderson of the Pleasant Hill Police Department.
Guests at the Residence Inn said they woke up Sunday morning to the sight of their bullet-riddled cars.
"I feel grateful that I wasn't inside my vehicle smoking a cigarette like I typically do. It is what it is. It's just a material possession," said Joseph Muldoon.
The manager of the hotel did not want to speak to KPIX 5 and asked us to leave the property, saying he didn't want his guests disturbed.
Some witnesses remained at the scene and spoke to officers, but there are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at (925) 288-4600.
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