A man was shot at a La Jolla motel on Tuesday night, according to officials.
The incident happened around 5:40 p.m. at the Biltmore Motel at 5385 La Jolla Blvd. in the Bird Rock community.
According to police, the suspect barged into the motel room where the victim and his girlfriend had been staying. Police said the suspect was pistol-whipping the man when the gun fired, shooting the victim in the hand.
Police are now looking for the suspect, who they say knew the victim. Officials said the suspect and the suspect’s girlfriend fled in a gold SUV.
The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim’s girlfriend and another person in the room weren’t hurt.
Neighbors told NBC 7 that the motel has been attracting trouble.
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