Suspect sought after 3 shot at W Hotel in Streeterville

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Three men injured in a shooting in the city's Streeterville neighborhood are not cooperating with police, officials said. (WLS)

Chicago police are searching for a suspect after three people were shot and wounded early Sunday at the luxury W Hotel in the upscale Streeterville neighborhood.

No one is in custody and the three victims are not cooperating with the investigation, police said. It is unclear what sparked the shooting.

Also, investigators are trying to determine whether the men were shot outside or inside the hotel, where there was a party, possibly on the 15th floor.

The shootings happened shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. The W Hotel is located in the 600-block of North Lake Shore Drive.

At least one man was shot outside, according to iPad video captured by a neighbor.

Police said a 25-year old man was standing outside the hotel when someone in a dark-colored SUV got out and opened fire. A Good Samaritan took the man to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

"We all got woken up by several shots," said a witness who declined to be identified. "And when I went to look what's happening I saw a man shot down in the street."

Several bullet holes mark the spot where the man was wounded.

Others heard arguing and then shots inside the hotel.

One hotel guest said: "There was two gunshots inside the hotel and someone cried out someone had been shot."

The other victims were a 32-year old man, who was shot in the head, and a 30-year old man, who was shot in the left side. Then took a cab to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The hotel's general manager issued a statement which reads, in part, "We are thankful that no registered guests or our talent were injured in the incident during the night, as most of the events occurred outside the hotel. We have been working closely with the authorities throughout their investigation."

Meanwhile, some nearby residents said the neighborhood has changed for the worse over the last few years and blame the hotel and its clientele.

"Maybe you need to have better security, you need to have people paying attention to what's going on in their bars," said resident Janet Shepard.

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