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Dad Allegedly Shoots Daughter's Boyfriend In Groin After Catching Them In Hotel Room

“I just stayed in the room because I didn’t know if he was going to shoot us.”

A Pennsylvania father allegedly shot his daughter’s boyfriend in the groin after he found the two at a Motel 6 on Sunday.

Donald Jenkins, 40, of Shenandoah now faces attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges, according to Fox4.

Housekeeper Lisa Mowery was cleaning a room next door when she heard a gunshot. She then gave towels to the victim to stop the bleeding.“I was scared, you know, I was scared to death,” Mowery told WNEP. “I just stayed in the room because I didn’t know if he was going to shoot us.”

Jenkins allegedly shot his 20-year-old daughter’s boyfriend in the groin and upper leg.  Mowery said she gave the victim towels to help stop the bleeding. He is now recovering in a hospital.

"I didn't even know what to do," Mowery said. "I was like all upset, you know. I mean, I was scared."

After the shooting, Jenkins fled in a vehicle, according to Lehigh Valley Live. ABC27 reports there was an argument before the shooting.

Community members weren’t used to this kind of activity in the area.

“If anything happens, they keep it quiet,” Mike McGlade, who lives nearby, told Fox4.

Police are searching for Jenkins who remains at large as of Tuesday morning. Anyone with information is urged to call 570-874-5300.

[Photo: Pennsylvania State Police]

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