Bullet Pierces Wall of New Haven Hotel, Hits Headboard Above Sleeping Guest

Police are investigating after a spray of bullets struck a New Haven hotel early Sunday, one of them piercing the wall and lodging in a headboard above a sleeping guest.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the Premier Hotel and Suites on Long Wharf Drive. Police said a hotel security guard heard a group of men and women arguing, then gunfire rang out.

No one was hurt, but one of the bullets went through the hotel wall and narrowly missed the head of a sleeping guest.

A resident's car and a state Department of Children and Families van were also struck. Police said a bullet shattered the rear window of the DCF vehicle and left a hole in the windshield.

Witnesses told police they saw a group of three to five men running from the area, along with a small white car with several women inside.

Anyone with information should contact police.

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