Two injured in central Barcelona shooting: Police

View of bullet damages at the Silken Hotel where a man began shooting and left two people injured in Barcelona, Spain.
View of bullet damages at the Silken Hotel where a man began shooting and left two people injured in Barcelona, Spain.PHOTO: EPA
Police and investigators gather evidence at the Silken Hotel.
Police and investigators gather evidence at the Silken Hotel.PHOTO: EPA

BARCELONA (AFP) - A hooded attacker opened fire on Tuesday outside a hotel in downtown Barcelona near the Spanish city's popular Las Ramblas boulevard, leaving two people injured, police said.

One person was struck by bullets while the other was hurt as they tried to flee the shooter, a regional police spokeswoman said.

The shooter fled the scene and was being sought by police.

No suspected motive for the attack was given.

Police did not provide details about the two victims, who were taken to hospital for treatment.