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Gunman accused of deadly triple shooting at Colorado hotel arrested after manhunt

Gunman accused of deadly triple shooting at Colorado hotel arrested after manhunt

A man accused of shooting a person that left one person dead and two others injured early Sunday at a Colorado hotel was arrested after an intense manhunt on the ground and in the air.

The city of Alamosa said in a Facebook post Sunday evening that the person of interest in the shooting, identified by authorities as Henry Corral, had been found.

Police went to the Sunset Inn after receiving reports of gunfire shortly after 2 a.m. local time Sunday and found three people shot, according to a post on the Facebook page of the city of Alamosa.

Two of the victims were airlifted to hospital in critical condition and the third victim died.

The suspected shooter fled after the shooting. Authorities earlier said he was “considered armed and dangerous.”

Corral then crashed the car he was driving as he tried to escape the scene, authorities said. After an accident, he tried to hijack a vehicle but failed, causing him to flee, authorities said.

Authorities said planes, along with 40 police officers, were searching the area for Corral on Sunday, “going door to door, building to building” in their search for the suspect.

Officials added that the U.S. Marshals Service and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation were assisting in the search efforts.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Corral on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of first-degree murder, one count of tampering with physical evidence, possession of a weapon by a former offender and criminal attempt at robbery, officials said.

Alamosa, a small town in southern Colorado, has a population of just under 10,000. It is about 30 miles from the New Mexico border and about 165 miles southwest of Colorado Springs.