The owner of the Lincolnville Motel on Mt. Pleasant Street in Burlington was shot in the leg this morning at around 4 o’clock.
The owner told authorities that three men requested a room and then forced their way in when he opened the door. He also says the men beat him up before they shot him and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Great River Medical Center where he remains.
The men are being described only as African-American and anyone who knows anything more is urged to call Crimestoppers at 753-6835. You don’t have to give your name and you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.