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Police investigating shooting outside Downtown Memphis hotel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say shots were fired Sunday night outside a new hotel in Downtown Memphis, damaging the hotel and striking a vehicle.

According to police, a man walking in the area of South Front and Beale Street began firing shots into the air around 10 p.m., striking one man’s vehicle and two windows at the Hyatt Centric hotel. Bullet fragments were found inside two rooms at the hotel, investigators said.

No one was hurt, police said.

Early Monday morning officers were seen collecting evidence, tagging dozens of shell casings on the ground as workers at the hotel swept

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A hotel for homeless people opens in downtown Seattle today; here’s a look inside

It’s more than a year after the pandemic cut downtown tourism to ribbons and forced many of Seattle’s homeless shelters to empty out or relocate, but on Wednesday, the city will begin leaning into a strategy that brings those two problems together: putting homeless people up in hotels.

Almost 140 people will be moving into the historic Executive Hotel Pacific downtown starting Wednesday. They’re joining more than 800 people staying in hotels around the county, many of whom moved in last year. Next week, the Kings Inn will open to a smaller group of homeless people.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan

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Woman shot to death at downtown Boston hotel, 1 of 2 fatal shootings Thursday night

A woman was shot to death at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Boston late Thursday night, according to Boston police.



a fire truck parked in front of a building: Scene of a shooting at Hyatt Downtown Boston Hotel.


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Scene of a shooting at Hyatt Downtown Boston Hotel.

The hotel incident was one of two fatal shootings in Boston Thursday night. Just over an hour prior, a man was shot to death in Dorchester.

For the hotel shooting, authorities were called to 1 Avenue de Lafayette around 11:26 p.m. for a report of someone shot. Police found a woman with a gunshot wound; she was pronounced dead on scene.

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