Search for suspect underway after shooting at Faribault Days Inn

The victim was airlifted to a metro-area hospital Saturday morning.
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A shooting that left a man injured at a Faribault motel is now under investigation, with one suspect in custody and another at large.  

The shooting occurred Saturday morning in the parking lot of the Days Inn at 1920 Cardinal Lane. When officers arrived shortly after 10:30 a.m., they confirmed that a 27-year-old man "had received a gunshot wound to his chest after an altercation," a news release says:

The victim was airlifted to a metro hospital while officers interviewed witnesses and determined that two mid-20s males were involved.

They soon detained one of the suspects, who admitted to shooting the victim and claimed self-defense. He's currently being held on second-degree assault charges.

A search is now underway for the other man, who is wanted for questioning in the shooting. According to the release, he fled on foot before police arrived, but has been identified through witnesses. 

Police did not give his name, but they did release this description: 27-year-old black male, 6’3”, 160 pounds, shaved head, wearing a plaid shirt or coat. 

(A plaid was recovered nearby, but it's not clear if it's related to the incident.)

Two firearms were recovered "at the scene in various locations" after police executed search warrants. 

Police did not specify the victim's current condition. 

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