A Pennsylvania father allegedly shot his daughter's boyfriend in the groin because he was upset about their relationship.
Police are searching for 40-year-old Donald Jenkins, who is accused of shooting his 20-year-old daughter's boyfriend in the groin and the upper left leg, according to WPIX. The shooting reportedly happened on Oct. 15 at a Motel 6 in West Mahanoy Township, where Jenkins found his daughter with the man.
Lisa Mowery, a housekeeper at the hotel, said she was in the next room over when she heard a gunshot.
"I was scared, you know, I was scared to death," said Mowery. "I just stayed in the room because I didn't know if he was going to shoot us."
"I didn't even know what to do," said the housekeeper. "I was like all upset, you know. I mean, I was scared."
Mowery said she gave towels to the victim to slow his bleeding. He was taken to a hospital, where he is reported to be recovering.
Police have obtained an arrest warrants for Jenkins. When authorities apprehend Jenkins, he will face charges including aggravated assault, burglary and attempted homicide, according to the New York Post.
According to residents in Frackville, near where the shooting took place, the area usually does not make news.
"If anything happens, they keep it quiet," said resident Mike McGlade.
A week earlier, on Oct. 8, a Georgia woman was arrested after she allegedly shot and killed her daughter's fiance after she learned that she had gotten pregnant with his child, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Paw Law reportedly approached 17-year-old Nyatole Eh during breakfast, shooting him dead. Eh had been engaged to Law's daughter, Madaya Be, 18, and Law reportedly did not approve of the relationship. Police said learning of her daughter's pregnancy may have been what spurred her to violence.
The couple was reported to have been visiting the home to collect Be's green card and Social Security card, which Law had taken with her when she moved to Georgia from Wisconsin.
"It appears they were in the kitchen preparing breakfast," said Clarkston Police Detective Jason Elliot. "There was no type of argument or even altercation. It's looking like mom just walked up behind the victim and shot him."
Law allegedly then tried to turn the gun on herself before a witness wrestled the weapon away from her.
Police said that Law may have planned the shooting, since she had purchased the gun at a pawn shop a day earlier.
"It was surprising," said Be. "I never thought something like this was going to happen. He's a very good, innocent guy."