BOSTON (CBS) – A 17-year-old girl was shot and killed at the four-star Hyatt Regency hotel in Boston overnight, police said Friday.
Officers were called to the hotel on Avenue de Lafayette just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of a person shot.READ MORE: 34-Year-Old Man Dies After Hit-And-Run In Bridgewater
“Upon arrival, officers located a female victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Boston EMS arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased,” Boston police said in a brief statement Friday
After reviewing surveillance video, prosecutors tracked down 20-year-old Messiah Leggett who had left the hotel. Officers found a gun where Leggett and two other juveniles were stopped by police. Leggett admitted to police he had the gun inside the hotel room where the girl was found.READ MORE: Franklin Man Allegedly Driving 142 MPH Arrested In New Hampshire
“My Office is working closely with Boston Police detectives to learn exactly what transpired in that hotel resulting in the loss of this juvenile’s life,” Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said. “We will not rest until we know how this teenaged girl was fatally wounded.”
Leggett, who lives in Hyde Park, was arraigned on firearms charges and is ordered held on $100,000 bail.
Hyatt Regency Boston said the hotel is “fully cooperating” with police in the investigation.MORE NEWS: 800 Nurses At St. Vincent Hospital In Worcester Preparing To Strike
“The safety and security of our guests and colleagues is always a top priority,” Greg Nomura, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Boston, said in a statement to WBZ-TV. “Our thoughts go out to those who have been affected.”