One killed, one hurt at artists’ hotel


One man was killed and another was injured in an attack Thursday¬†morning at a San Carlos hotel geared toward traveling artists, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the LiA Hotel at 950 El Camino Real just after 10 a.m. and found the two men in a room there with injuries to their upper bodies, sheriff’s officials said.

They were given first aid but one of the men died. The other is recovering in a hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s Detective Sal Zuno would not specify what kind of injuries the two men had, citing the ongoing investigation.

Investigators have spoken to several witnesses but so far have not identified a suspect, sheriff’s officials said. Investigators think this was an isolated incident and that the suspect knew the two victims.

LiA stands for Life is Art and the recently opened hotel is geared toward traveling artists, showcasing local art in its 35 rooms and providing special amenities for artists.

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