Two people hurt in shooting outside Nottingham hotel
TWO people suffered leg injuries in a late-night shooting outside a Nottingham hotel.
A 17-year-old youth and a 36-year-old woman were standing in front of the Stage Hotel, in Gregory Boulevard, on Saturday when they were hurt.
Both are believed to have been with a group of people who had been at a party inside. Hotel staff said they believed the pair had been attacked with air weapons.
Police said both victims suffered minor injuries. Officers are still trying to confirm what type of weapon was used.
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A hotel worker said the incident happened at about 11.30pm as a group of people who had been at the party were outside talking and smoking.
The worker said: "We think someone came across from The Forest recreation ground.
"A shot was fired and everyone ran into the hotel.
"We've no idea what it was about but it was a pellet gun. We're checking the CCTV footage and helping the police."
The hotel manager, who did not want to be named, said the party, involving 50 to 60 people, was winding down when staff heard a commotion outside.
He said: "Everyone came running inside. Both people were injured and were shot to the legs."
Police and an ambulance were called and the youth and woman were taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where they were treated for minor leg injuries.
A police cordon was set up and forensic officers in white boiler suits examined the scene outside the hotel yesterday morning.
The hotel remained open and both injured people were expected to be discharged from hospital.
One person who was staying at the hotel said: "We came back to the hotel about 3am and there was this cordon outside.
"We asked what was going on and were just told two people had been hurt in an incident."
A Notts Police spokesman said the pair had suffered "minor suspected firearms injuries".
He added: "No arrests have been made and inquiries are continuing."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.