Shots fired inside River North hotel, but no injuries reported

Shots were fired inside a River North hotel Friday morning, but no one appears to have been injured, according to a Chicago police statement and dispatch records.

Police responded to an assault in progress at the Godfrey Hotel, 127 West Huron, around 10 a.m. When officers arrived, they encountered several people running from the building who said there was a shooter on the 7th floor, according to police.

Cops went to the floor and found multiple bullet holes throughout the hallway and shell casings lying outside a guest room door. A man told police that another man tried to shoot him.

Officers found several IDs, “large amounts of drugs” and a gun in a guest room, according to Chicago police.

Police took a person into custody on the 7th floor of the hotel shortly before 2 p.m., but no information was immediately available about the circumstances of the arrest.

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