Police: 2 fatally shot inside Traverse City hotel room
Traverse City – 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.