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Michigan police confirm ‘active shooting’ at Hampton Inn

(CNN) — Michigan State Police are actively negotiating with the suspect in a shooting that confined them to a Hampton Inn hotel in Dearborn, Police Chief Issa Shahin said at a news conference.

The suspect is barricaded in a hotel room with a long gun, Shahin said.

The dear police tweeted that there was an “active shooting scene” around 2:00 PM ET Thursday at 22324 Michigan Ave., and asked people to stay away from the “active and dangerous scene.” Dearborn is about 6 miles (9 kilometers) west of Detroit.

The incident began when the suspect got into a dispute with hotel staff over money, according to Shahin.

“I am begging you to please go in peace. No one wants to see anyone hurt. Please leave in peace,” Shahin said in a message to the suspect.

One victim suffered gunshot wounds, Shahin said. He did not say whether this person worked at the hotel.

“State police and agents are working to clear the entire area around the hotel. Please stay away from the area as this is an active and extremely dangerous situation for the public.” tweeted the State Police.

DuVall Elementary School, located less than a mile from the Hampton Inn, is under a partial lockdown.

“There is a situation outside the building and we will not allow anyone to enter the school at this stage. All our staff and students are safe, and our learning and day continues. There will be no outside activity at DuVall,” the school posted on its website.

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