Police: Gunman barricaded inside Dearborn hotel; 1 victim reported in ‘active shooting’

Residents urged to avoid the area

Police work outside the Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Mich., is shown Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. State police said Thursday afternoon on the department's Twitter feed that the situation is active and dangerous at the Hampton Inn in Dearborn and that shots still were being fired by the suspect. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

DEARBORN, Mich. – Police are on the scene of a barricaded gunman after responding to what’s being called an “active shooting scene” at a hotel in Downtown Dearborn on Thursday afternoon.

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Dearborn police said they were engaged with a shooter at the Hampton Inn hotel at Michigan Avenue and near Military Street. Officers were called to the scene just after 1 p.m., and evacuated the hotel upon arrival.

Dearborn police said the shooter is not in custody but is “contained,” and said there was at least one victim that was transported to a local hospital. It appears the shooter is on the third floor of the hotel. Police said they are currently negotiating with the suspect. Police said they believe the shooter is armed with a long gun.

Dearborn police said the shooting stems from a dispute over money with hotel staff.

Michigan State Police called it “an active shooting scene,” and added, “this situation is active and dangerous. Stay away from the scene.”


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