Man rushed to hospital after shooting at Le Meridian Hotel in Uptown Charlotte

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Credit: FOX 46 Charlotte

A man was taken to the hospital after he was shot inside a popular Uptown hotel Friday night.

The incident happened about 5:50 p.m. at the Le Meridian Hotel, located at 555 S. McDowell Street. Police said the shooting appeared to have occurred in a hallway. One victim, an adult male, was shot twice and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

A second person, who is believed to be the suspect, was located at 3rd Street and Interstate 277 running from the scene. That person received a graze to his ear and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Detectives have determined that the suspect and victim know each other. The motive behind the shooting is unclear.

Officers detained a person of interest, but have since said that person was not the suspect.

This is a developing story. Keep refreshing for updates.