Police: Curious hotel guest checks on gunfire, hit by bullet

Police in Alabama say a hotel guest, curious about gunfire coming from the parking lot, looked out his window and was hit by a stray bullet; wound not life-threatening

HOMEWOOD, Ala. -- Authorities say curiosity about gunfire coming from a hotel parking lot in Alabama left a guest wounded when he went to check on the noise.

Police in Homewood say a 36-year-old man from South Carolina was hit by a stray bullet when the hotel guest heard the gunfire early Sunday in the parking lot and went to his third-floor window to look out.

News media reports say the man was taken to a hospital, but the wound wasn't considered life-threatening.

Police say there apparently was a fight in the parking lot of a La Quinta hotel, and that bullets from the confrontation hit multiple parked vehicles.

Police questioned three people, but released them all.