Police search for shooters after bullets fly outside Lake Mary hotel

Two groups open fire outside La Quinta Inn & Suites, police say

LAKE MARY, Fla. – Authorities are looking for multiple people involved in a shootout outside a Lake Mary hotel, according to police.

Lake Mary police said two groups of people in two separate vehicles were shooting at each other from across the parking lot of the La Quinta Inn and Suites on Greenwood Boulevard around 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Police said they received multiple calls about the shooting and when investigators arrived outside the hotel, they found several shell casings in the parking lot. Several vehicles were also found with bullet holes, police said.

Officers said it’s unclear how many people were involved in the shooting or if anyone was injured. It’s also unclear whether those involved were staying at the hotel.

A large area is roped off while the investigation is underway. Police are asking people to avoid the area as the investigation could continue throughout the day.

No other details were immediately available.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.

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