Calgary police are investigating after a man suffering from a gunshot wound appeared in the lobby of a northeast hotel on Thursday morning.
Police said they were called to the Holiday Inn at 1250 McKinnon Drive N.E. just after 5 a.m.
It’s unknown whether the victim was shot while inside the hotel or entered the building after being shot to get help for his injuries.
Police said the man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and EMS said he was taken to the Foothills Medical Centre in serious but stable condition.
Police secured the building and told guests to stay in their rooms while officers investigated.
By 7 a.m., police said the hotel had been searched and it was determined there was no active shooter. Guests were then allowed to leave their rooms.
Officers are focusing their investigation on one room in particular, according to police.
Inside the hotel, a pool of blood could be seen in the main lobby.
As of Thursday morning, no suspects were in custody.
“We’ve seen a lot of gun violence in the east end of the city, but it’s not just northeast Calgary or east Calgary – it’s all over the city,” Ward 5 Coun. George Chahal told Global News. “This is an issue for all Calgarians. Public safety is a concern for everybody in our community.”
Management at the hotel declined to comment.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.