BROOKFIELD -- Two people were shot and wounded after a fight broke out at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Brookfield early Sunday, January 29th. The suspect in this case remains on the run.
Brookfield police responded to the hotel around 1:30 a.m. for a report of a shooting.
When they arrived, they learned there had been a party at the hotel with numerous young adults. A fight broke out between a 19-year-old man from Milwaukee and woman.
Officials said the man physically assaulted the woman when other guests intervened. At that time, the man pulled out a handgun and began to fire rounds.
Officials say approximately a half-dozen rounds were fired at guests. Two victims were struck by gunfire. Others narrowly escaped being struck.
An 18-year-old woman from Milwaukee was hit in the buttocks. She's expected to be OK.
An 18-year-old man from Milwaukee was shot in the abdomen and had to have surgery.
Police said the 19-year-old suspect took off in a vehicle.
That vehicle was located near the suspect's home, but the suspect hasn't been located.
The hotel was locked down for several hours as police searched vehicles in the parking lot and looked for evidence.
One man attending a party on a floor above where this shooting said there was chaos after the gunfire.
"I was just a level up. I heard the shots. We didn`t think nothing of it until people started running around. People were just running around the hallways. Panicking. Scared. It`s a scary situation because if you were in a room -- it`s a small room -- you don`t know if you are going to walk out in one piece or be hurt," Derrick Triggs said.
Investigators said there were numerous witnesses at this party -- and most have been interviewed. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Brookfield police at 262-787-3702.