Man shot in chest at Springfield hotel no longer listed as hospital patient

Springfield police are investigating after a man showed up at the hospital Tuesday afternoon with gunshot wounds.

The victim was no longer listed as a patient at the hospital as of Wednesday morning, according to a hospital official.

Officers were dispatched around 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday to Springfield Regional Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Drive, in reference to a man that was brought in with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a Springfield police report.

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When police arrived, they met with the victim who said he was at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, 383 E. Leffel Lane when he was shot while inside a vehicle.

“(The victim) stated that he was in a vehicle with two other males and they attempted to rob him. He stated that one of the males hit him on top of the head with a handgun. He stated that he attempted to get out of the vehicle and one of the males grabbed his jacket and then shot him twice,” the report stated.

Officers observed two bullet holes in the victim’s upper left chest and two exit wounds in his left armpit, the report stated.

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Detectives and evidence collection teams blocked the parking lot of the hotel with police tape while they investigated the incident on Tuesday.

No suspect or witness information was available.

Springfield police continue their investigation into this shooting.