Police said the shooting happened at the Travel Inn motel at 100 Weston Street in room 217, at around 3:45 a.m. Ralph Mariani, 23, of East Hartford, was found with a gunshot wound to his right abdomen and hip area, and he was alert and conscious with non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to Hartford Hospital, according to police.
Police said two witnesses said they saw a man running from scene. A woman who was in the room with the Mariani said that the shooter allegedly shot through the room window at him. One round was found at the scene, according to police.
Police are looking for a slender, black man around 6'0" wearing all black with a hooded sweatshit.
The Hartford Police Department said their Major Crimes Unit is responding.