Detectives continue to search for a gunman who robbed four men overnight
at an east Albany motel and shot one of them in the knee.It's
the latest in a string of crimes on the city's east side and it comes
during one of the busiest weekends of the year for Albany.It was
in a second floor room at the Econo Lodge on East Oglethorpe Boulevard
where four Hispanic men heard a knock at the door around midnight.When
they answered, a man pulled a gun and demanded money. Before leaving he
fired a shot into the motel room striking Marin Zavala in the knee.He was rushed to the hospital. Meanwhile, the shooter got away.This
incident is the latest in a string of armed robberies in Albany. Just
this week a man robbed the Subway along the same stretch of East
Oglethorpe.It's not clear if the men were targeted, but it comes
at a time when most of the hotels and motels in the city are booked for
Albany State's homecoming.Police say they don't want visitors to be alarmed, but ask everyone to be vigilant.Police are trying to track down the shooter and determine if he's guy behind other recent crimes.
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