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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - There's new information on a downtown shooting where a bullet went through a hotel window.

St. Louis police say a man parked his car to take pictures of the Gateway Arch, and then noticed two men breaking into his vehicle.

When the victim yelled, the men took off and as they were driving away fired shots at the car owner. He was not hit, but one of the bullets went through a window at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

The room was empty at the time of the shooting.

Late Thursday morning NewsChannel 5 spoke with Chief Sam Dotson of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who says about 150 more car break-ins have happened this year compared to this time last year.

Chief Dotson says a specialized group of 50 police officers have been deployed in areas where they are seeing a rise in car break-ins.

A spokesperson for the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch released the following statement:
"At Hyatt hotels and resorts throughout the world, the safety and security of guests and associates is a top concern. We are thankful that no one was injured in the incident that took place earlier this morning and are fully cooperating with the St. Louis Police Department."

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