COSTA MESA — A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a near-fatal shooting at a Costa Mesa inn, an incident that investigators say could lead to attempted murder charges.
The shooting started in a first-floor motel room at Costa Mesa Motor Inn and spilled out into the parking lot, with blood and bullet casings lying along the path, said Costa Mesa Lt. Paul Dondero. Four to five people were involved in the incident that led up to the gunfire, Sgt. Ed Everett said.
The victim, an unidentified man, was shot twice at the 2277 Harbor Blvd. motel, police said. A maroon Jeep Grand Cherokee was also hit.
After the shooting, one man had been arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, and one woman had been detained, according to police. Their identities were not released.
Police said a motive for the shooting was not immediately clear, but officials indicated the incident could have been drug related.