NewsLocal News


2 fatally shot inside northern Michigan hotel room

Posted at 2:37 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 14:37:10-04

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Authorities say two people were found fatally shot inside a northern Michigan hotel room that was locked and barricaded from the inside.

Traverse City police Capt. Jim Bussell tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that officers responded after staff at Hotel Indigo couldn't get into the room Sunday afternoon after checkout time.

Bussell says each person appeared to have been shot once and three guns were found in the room.

Bussell says autopsies were planned to confirm cause of death. He says it wasn't immediately known when the shootings took place.

WPBN-TV reports the deaths are being investigated as a possible killing and suicide.

The hotel is located in downtown Traverse City, a popular tourist destination, and a few blocks from the annual National Cherry Festival, which started Saturday.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android


Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox.

Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook