Gunman sought in Raleigh hotel shooting

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Authorities in Raleigh are searching for the alleged gunman who shot a man in the back at a hotel Monday morning.

It happened around 9 a.m. at the Knights Inn hotel in the 3800 block on New Bern Avenue.

Police tell ABC11 that a "lone male suspect" shot a man, took his money, and then fled the scene in a blue BMW or Volvo.

Witnesses who called 911 reported hearing the shot.

"I was in the office, so I went outside to get a drink, and I just heard a gunshot, and so I looked down, and I saw people running," said a caller.

Click to listen to the 911 call

Police identified the shooting victim as 27-year-old Lenin Alvaringa. His injuries were described as serious.

Detectives also released a surveillance photo of the alleged shooter. He is described as a black male who stands about 5 feet 10-11 inches tall and has a thin build.

A surveillance photo of the alleged shooter

image courtesy Raleigh Police Department

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has other information that might assist the investigation of the incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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