No one injured after shot fired inside Natick hotel

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No one was injured early Tuesday morning when police were called to a Natick hotel for a report of an active shooter after a man was allegedly shot at inside the building. 

According to Massachusetts State Police, troopers were called to the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 9 at around 3 a.m. for what was reported to be an “active shooter.”

Police quickly set up a perimeter and searched for what they believed to be one suspect and a gunshot victim. 

Hotel guests and employees were evacuated while police searched, but as of 5:40 a.m. state police said they had found no shooter or gunshot victims.

However, Natick Police Department Chief James Hicks told NBC Boston, a victim told police he had been followed into the hotel and shot at by someone he didn’t know.

Hicks said the suspect fired at the victim, but the victim was not shot or injured. Both the victim ran away and the suspects left in an unknown direction. The suspects are believed to have left the hotel in an unknown car.

Guests were allowed to return to the hotel at around 6 a.m.

Police are investigating how many people were involved and what led up to the shooting. 

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