Shooting victim at Stevens Point hotel in stable condition; suspect identified

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 20-year-old male suffered three gunshot wounds and is in stable condition after a shooting at the now-closed Comfort Suites in Stevens Point early Thursday morning. The suspect is identified as 24-year-old Cristhian Maradiaga Martinez from West Palm Beach, Florida; the victim is also from West Palm Beach.

Martinez is in custody on charges of attempted homicide and criminally endangering safety.

Police are not releasing any motive to the shooting at this time, but told NewsChannel 7 that the public was not in danger at any time. The victim suffered three bullet wounds, including one to the face, but Stevens Point assistant police chief Tom Zenner says he is awake and communicating with officers.

Officers were called to the 300 block of Division Street N around 3:19 a.m. for reports of a shooting, according to a press release from the Stevens Point Police Department.

Four people were found inside the hotel, which is under construction. All four were living at the hotel while working on construction, according to police. The hotel has been closed since May due to water damage, mold issues and deteriorating conditions.