Cartersville Police Department Capt. Mark Camp said late Saturday afternoon the 24-year-old woman, who was shot once in the face, remained in critical but stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.
At least three people were inside the room at Courtesy Inn, 2235 Highway 411, Cartersville, about 5:30 a.m. when a male suspect fired the shot, striking the victim near her mouth, police said.
The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived, and Camp said midday Saturday warrants would be taken by day’s end. No update on charges or his location was available Saturday evening.
“From what they can gather, the victim and the suspect were just friends and they were just hanging out at her room,” Camp said.
A witness told police the shooting was accidental.
The victim was airlifted to Grady and was in critical but stable condition Saturday evening.
Camp said a report was not available at press time and details were limited as the investigation is ongoing.