Update: Police believe man found at East El Paso hotel with gunshot wound accidentally shot self

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Detectives with the El Paso Police Department believe that the man who was found in an East El Paso hotel room on Monday with a gunshot wound accidently shot himself.

EPPD said 29-year-old Edgar Gurrolla Reyes, of Durango, Mexico, was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound just before 4 a.m. Monday at the Comfort Inn & Suites at 6645 Gateway Blvd. W.

Reyes was transported to University Medical Center, where he remains.

Two other individuals in Reyes’ company were taken into custody by federal authorities.

Earlier:

El Paso Police Department responded to a shooting early Monday morning at Comfort Inn & Suites off 6600 block of Gateway Boulevard West.

According to the dispatch, the call came at about 3:39 a.m. on Monday and there was one person transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

EPPD has confirmed a suspect is in custody.

This was the second shooting in just three hours Monday morning. The first shooting resulted in life-threatening injuries just after 1 a.m. at the VIP Bar & Lounge on Fairbanks Drive.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated as more information come into our newsroom.

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